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The Tidewaves: the University of London alumni rowing Atlantic to raise funds for youth sport


Three University of London alumni have set out on the epic adventure of a lifetime – rowing across the Atlantic in aid of youth sport.

The Tidewaves rowers on the Atlantic
Louise Cox, Robyn Hart-Winks and Jordan Cole-Hossain aboard Dotty

Louise Cox, Robyn Hart-Winks and Jordan Cole-Hossain - collectively known as The Tidewaves - met at the University of London Boat Club during their studies. The trio aim to row 3,000 miles from San Sebastian de la Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, dubbed ‘The World’s Toughest Row’. The team will face Atlantic storms, building-sized waves, dehydration, and sleep deprivation, as well as other teams on the race.

The University of London is proud to sponsor The Tidewaves as they undertake this monumental feat to raise money for London Youth Rowing, Access Sport and SportsAid Scotland, three organisations dedicated to helping young people access the life-changing benefits of sport and exercise.

London Youth Rowing is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at developing young people through physical activity and providing access to rowing at all levels. It’s open to young people of all abilities, social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, and works with schools, youth clubs and community groups across London.

Access Sport is a national charity with a vision that no one should be excluded from the transformational benefits of community sport. Its mission is to make inclusion the norm in community sport by tackling the access barriers faced by disadvantaged and disabled children and young people, focusing on the causes of exclusion, not just the symptoms.

SportsAid Scotland is a charity that provides financial assistance in the form of grant awards to talented sporting youngsters in the 12-to-22 year age range and to disability athletes of any age who are already competing at national level in their age group and have the potential to represent Scotland at senior level.

Everyone at the University of London is incredibly proud of The Tidewaves team’s determination to help improve lives and widen access to opportunity - true to the institution’s ethos - and the University is sponsoring the team as they row the Atlantic.

The Tidewaves rowers on Dotty
The University of London is proud to sponsor The Tidewaves crew.
  • Track the progress of The Tidewaves crew via the World's Toughest Row website. 
  • If you would like to sponsor The Tidewaves crew, please visit their website The Tidewaves.