Who is Jack Jarvis?
Jack is a resourceful, adaptive and tenacious individual who, after joining the British army at 16 years old, immediately volunteered for the All Arms Commando course. On successful completion, he spent the next 7 years of his career within 59 Commando Squadron, giving him a wealth of experience in risk management and operating in high stress situations.
After winning the British Army indoor rowing league in 2019, it has been his ambition to push his competitive rowing to the next level.
Hobbies include rowing, making cheesecakes and taking pictures with his top off.
The route and milestones
This is a route which no-one has ever attempted solo before. A unique challenge, rowing completely unaided from mainland Europe to mainland America, all to raise money for an incredible charity, Braintrust.
The route is 4,500 nautical miles, taking almost 100 days to row. It is an official Guinness World Record attempt and will push Jack to his absolute limits, both mentally and physically.
The row starts from Portugal, heading past the Canary Island and Dominican Republic, before eventually finishing in mainland America near Miami.
The row will be incredibly testing, both mentally and physically, but it's something Jack can't wait to do in memory of his late grandfather, who unfortunately passed away in 2007 from a brain tumour.
This is why the military man is totally dedicated in raising much needed funds, so much so that he has even re-mortgaged his flat to help himself get to the start line!
Why not show your support for Jack by donning some official United We Conquer merchandise? Remember to take a quick selfie and tag us on socials as we’ll be sharing the best ones and we’ll also send them to Jack while he’s at sea, so he knows everyone is behind him – a real morale booster!
All profits from the merchandise will go towards the challenge.