Rowers Testimonials


Skipper of Artemis – Record holder Atlantic West to East“ Stokey’s weather and tactical routing gave us the edge on our competition. The record we broke stood for 16 years and over 60 attempts were made to break it before us. There is no doubt in my mind that, had we been without him, the record would not have been broken by such a margin. He kept us in the fast lane and we look forward to working with him again“


Skipper of Sara G – Record holder Atlantic East to West “As always it has been fantastic to spend time with you both! Not only have I learned a lot from the big man himself again but realised that I have made great friends in you both. As you know, your part in World Ocean Rowing’s success is much appreciated and I look forward to you being with me and my teams for many years to come.”


Skipper of KED Endeavour – Youngest male to row any ocean“When I asked Stokey whether he would route my solo row of the Atlantic Ocean at the start of this year, I had no idea that I would end up with a true mentor at the other end of the phone for 82 days. Stokey’s track record speaks for itself; now having weather routed 5 world record breaking crossings. But that was only half of it. With over 300,000 nautical miles under his belt, Stokey offered a huge amount of support and advice whilst I was at sea and it was one of the best decisions I took when planning my row. I will always remain friends with both Stokey and Wendy and remain very much indebted to Stokey for all his help.”


Many thanks Stokey for weather routing us across the Pacific, your advice and guidance,patiently teaching us everything we needed to know, and being on the end of the satellite phone every day.