INDI ROW 2023
To reach as many people as possible to raise awareness and money for Parkinson's Disease during our attempt to row unsupported across the Indian Ocean from Western Australia to Mauritius.
Objective 1: Mauritius
Rowing from the Western Australian Coastline to the island of Mauritius, the four person team will row in pairs 2 hours on 2 hours off in an attempt to break the record of 68 days.
Objective 2: $100k
Indi Row 23 are teaming up with Shake It Up, Australia to raise $100,000 dollars for the 100,000 Australians living with Parkinson's disease. By donating $2 you can help reach this target, donate here
Objective 3: Research
Objective 3: Research
Indi Row 23 are currently looking at the potential opportunities for carrying out research on the row. More information to come on this, watch this space!
Chris, a former Royal Marine Commando, spent most of his carrier in the Royal Marines in small boat operations globally.
Chris has previously rowed across the Atlantic Ocean with his Brother in 2011 after finding out a close relative had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The crossing took them 64 days to complete.
He works in Submarine Rescue for the Australian Navy, often spending weeks at a time at sea. Chris maintains his fitness by rowing, playing rugby, diving and going to the gym.
Chris put this crazy idea together and is technically to blame for roping the others in.
Lincoln is the reigning World Champion Stand Up Paddle Boarder. Linc is a Ocean water sports athlete, has stacks of experience at sea and is hungry for the challenge! Lincoln brings a wealth of experience to the team from his involvement in Offshore Sailing (Sydney to Hobarts, Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht races and surfing. He is also an Ambassador for Shake It Up Australia, his connection to Parkinson’s disease is through close family members.
Linc is the best looking (after Billy) and is young enough to be Billy’s son.
Ben is a Rope access technician and carpenter by trade, skills that will come in handy on the row!
He started sailing in 2015 and hasn't looked back, racing in 6 Sydney to Hobart’s, a Sydney to Noumea and an Antigua race week to name a few of his offshore adventures. Ben maintains his fitness and is turbo excited about doing the row! Ben is keen to support the cause and raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease.
Ben once nearly got his dog to talk, nearly... When not sailing, Ben is rowing or ripping up the dirt on his dirtbike and spending time with family.
Billy, a former Firefighter, has successfully rowed the Pacific, Indian and the Atlantic Ocean (twice) as well as sailing from Australia to the UK when he was just 17. After an old school friend was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD) at 36, Billy began raising awareness of PD and has taken people living with condition as part of the crew across the Indian and one Atlantic crossing to collect research data into the effects of exercise and diet as a way to help manage some of the symptoms of Parkinson's.
He is by far the best looking of the crew (After Linc) and an absolute hero by anybody's standards.
Become a Sponsor
The journey to get to the start line can be as difficult as the actual row itself and poses just as many challenges. The work that goes into the logistics and funding of the challenge is often the biggest obstacle to overcome and would simply not be possible without the help and support of sponsors.
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THE 500 CLUB
We are inviting local and small businesses to become part of the 500 club by donating $500 to help us get to the start. You get: your company logo on the outside of the boat, mention on our social media channels and your company name and hyperlink on our website. All donations contribute to the charity and the challenge. To become part of the 500 Club when donating (Through the Donate button) mark your donation as 500CLUB and include your company name. We will be in touch to arrange for your logo / branding on the boat and website.
THE 100 CLUB
By donating $100 to the row you will contribute to the costs of the challenge and to the charity.
Member benefits include: your name on our boat, your name on our website (if you want it on there) and we will ask all 100 club members to write us a letter / postcard / story / draw us a picture (whatever you want to do) which we will open on the boat and share on social media. Simply write 100CLUB when you donate (Through the Donate button), we will contact you from there with further information.