Dan Howie

Atlantic Row Champion

Dan Howie is a British rower and sporting enthusiast who has faced some of the toughest challenges on the planet and raced across some of the most dangerous oceans in the world.

Dan, previously a chartered surveyor, originally had the idea to row the Atlantic following a short period working for James Cracknell’s sports marketing company, Threshold Sports.

It was here where he met James, read his book and then watched the video of his 2005 crossing with Ben Fogle. After watching the video, Dan had found the ultimate challenge and knew that he had to attempt it at some stage.

To prepare, Dan completed several marathons and half marathons as well as long distance endurance cycling races and undertook a vicious workout and conditioning process.

Alongside fellow rower Will North, Dan famously took part in the 2013 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Row where he and his teammate crossed the Atlantic raising funds for Cancer Research UK, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and St Anne’s. They raised an impressive £200,000 for the three charities and managed the crossing in a little over 53 days.

Since completing the Atlantic Row, Dan has continued to take part in many sporting and fundraising activities, his experience on the Atlantic Row kindling a love of a new sport within him and filling him with passion and determination.

As a motivational speaker, Dan discusses his experiences at sea, the importance of training and the personal endurance required to accomplish such an amazing feat – he had never stepped foot on a boat before the event and had endured three shoulder operations in the past.

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  • Personal Endurance
  • Teamwork Expert
  • Perseverance
  • Peak Performance
  • Determination
  • Charity work

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