Harry, 26, hails from Milland in Hampshire but now lives and works in London. He's a Chartered Surveyor and works in the Development Land team at Savills. He's a man of the outdoors, happiest when on skis in deep powder.
This challenge is in memory of Harry's older brother James, who took his life in 2006, aged 21. Since his parents founded the JWSMF, Harry has searched for a fitting tribute to James - both to make him proud and to support the work of his parents. Rowing the Atlantic was the answer.
Rowing is in Harry's blood, his father Nick having rowed for Great Britain as a youngster, and at 6'6" he is suitably equipped with the right levers. Despite this, his rowing experience stops at paddling across a pond.
Sam, 27 was born and raised near Andover in Hampshire. After graduating from Leeds University, he joined the British army and commissioned into the Scots Guards.
He is a keen sportsman, playing as much as he can although with varying degrees of success. Sam is always keen to take on a new challenge - whether serving with the New Zealand army for 3 months, learning to Sky dive in Canada or driving the length and breadth of India in a Tuk Tuk. All great preparation for spending up to 80 days at sea!
His accomplishments on water are fairly limited but he hopes the combination of his 25m dolphin swimming award and his 6ft 6 frame stand him in good stead for crossing an ocean. He cant wait to get stuck into the challenge, especially in support of such important and great causes.
Toby grew up in Essex and now lives and works in London as Investment Director at QVentures, a boutique members investment club.
Toby is an avid sportsman and a fierce competitor. Whilst at Harrow School with Sam and Harry, Toby played cricket, rugby and hockey at the highest level. Although he still plays competitive cricket, the others have taken a back seat and replaced by back-country skiing, driven by his passion for adventure.
Although not a rower, Toby is trained in the discipline of white water kayaking. A few adjustments will be required to make him an ocean rower, but his determined nature will ensure the transition is seamless! He's a seasoned charity fundraiser, raising over £7000 taking part in the Great North Run, as well as organising White Collar Boxing events whilst at Newcastle University.
Toby is a music aficionado and his blues and rock n roll playlists will undoubtedly be ringing out from La Gomera to Antigua.
Living in Islington and working with a commercial property investor, it has been quite a while since Rory last feathered an oar.
With his father having rowed at a similar age, Rory too has the sport in his blood. Despite winning gold medals over 3 years rowing at Radley College, crossing the Atlantic will be a different proposition altogether for him and requiring different motivations, which he finds through his sister Louisa who has struggled continuously with depression for over ten years.
He is at his most content when listening to soul music, however given his insatiable appetite, Rory is most looking forward to the stone and a half of weight he will attempt to put on before December 2016.