“We’re two blokes in the middle of the Atlantic. We have oars, a satellite phone, two GoPros, some freeze-dried food, a Dropbox Business subscription and Justin Bieber on repeat. Home is miles away. Barbados, our target, is miles away. We’ve met sharks and whales, 30 foot waves and had near misses with three gigantic cargo ships. This is our Dropbox journey to the cloud.”
It all began in a pub, as all the best stories do, and after a simple text message we've ended up here, a speck on the deep blue sea, almost halfway across the Atlantic.
Our target is Barbados.
And, when we say ‘we’, we mean James Whittle and Tom Caulfield, regular 25 year olds working and living in London, who are now using the cloud to get from the Canaries to the Caribbean.
We’re rowing for the challenge, and for charity too – I (James) for Brain Tumour Research as my mum is now in remission from one, and Tommy has huge respect for the work of the Make a Wish Foundation. We’ve been training for over a year, although the first bit of that involved learning how to row a boat.
The first of our Tempest Two series which follows the boys on their Dropbox sponsored journey across the Atlantic.