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The Oar Raisers Challenge

By In Uncategorized On November 28, 2011


And they’re off!  On 25thNovember and after months of fundraising, preparation and putting on two stone in weight,  two brave young men Tom Dignum (26) and Chris Howard (26) have finally picked up the oars and begun their three month,  2,500 (Nautical mile) journey to raise money for Parkinson’s UK, by rowing across the Atlantic  from Gran Canaria to Barbados.

Here at System Force we have been involved in the challenge for a while as we are providing IT support to their crossing.  We are tracking their progress and making sure the high-tech satellite navigation systems we installed for them are working properly and, crucially, they are able to call for help should they need it. 

The day before the boys set off we were involved in fully testing the systems, to make sure every thing is working well !
So far all is good and everything is working as expected.

Useful Links

Click this link to follow the lads via ‘Spot’. Utterly high tech satellite navigation linked site that allows us to see exactly where they are at all times. http://tinyurl.com/cehpzvr
The Oar Raisers website. Read about the lads, the challenge and the charity http://www.oarraisers.co.uk/index.html 
The Oar Raisers Facebook page. Leave messages for the crew and view all the latest photos https://www.facebook.com/oar.raisers 

 


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