Brothers take on the ultimate rowing challenge 

Brothers, Jude Massey and Dr Greg Bailey are planning to cross the Atlantic Ocean in January 2018, to raise funds for the British Skin Foundation in memory of their father.

Peter Massey, Jude's father and Greg's stepfather, passed away in August 2015 after an arduous 16 year long battle with skin cancer. One year after his death the brothers decided to undertake this epic challenge in memory of him.

The effect that Peter's illness had on his family was very impactful. Jude, Peter's youngest son knew nothing different than to have a terminally ill father. In fact, Peter was diagnosed with skin cancer when Jude was born and deteriorated over the next 16 years, until eventually it took his life. Jude was 16 when he lost his father to skin cancer. It is for this reason the brothers have launched a campaign to raise an incredible £100,000 for skin cancer research and to generate awareness of the disease. 


The Challenge 

The trip is due to take place in January 2018 and will commence in the Canaries and end in Barbados. They will take to the ocean completely unaccompanied, meaning no support vessel, no back up boat, simply just them in their 24 ft x 5 ft 9 in.  The brothers will be rowing day and night, each taking two hour shifts, when they will try and get as much rest as possible before the next shift. The 3000 mile trip will take approximately 11 weeks to complete, depending upon weather conditions. 

Click on the below photo album to see the Ocean Brothers journey so far. Ocean Brothers

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 At least 100,000 new cases are now diagnosed each year, and the disease kills over 2,500 people each year in the UK - that's seven people every day. Find out more about skin cancer here