Northwest Passage Ocean Row Expedition 2022

Phil Als – Left and Randal Valdez setting off on the Woodville Atlantic Rowing Challenge 2003

Through 2021-2022, we are supporting our fellow Barbadian Philip Als’ fundraising attempt to raise £50,000 to join the NorthWest Passage Ocean Row expedition. This will be the first attempt in history to row the notorious passage, undoubtedly the most dangerous stretch of ice and water in the world.

In 2003, Philip Als rowed into the history books and the Guinness Book of Records by becoming one of the first Barbadian ocean rowers to successfully cross the Atlantic in the 2003 Woodvale Atlantic Rowing Challenge.  

Along with fellow rower Randal Valdez, the Barbadian rowing duo “Team Rowing Home”, undertook the 3,000 nautical mile row across the Atlantic, starting in La Gomera in the Canary Islands. Leading the race at one point, they battled the elements of the sun, gale-force winds, high seas and sharks.                              

After 43 days, 14 hours and 17 minutes on the ocean, the team rowed into Port St. Charles, Barbados on 01 December 2003 to a rapturous reception from proud Barbadians who had followed their epic journey.

Als and Valdez placed third (3rd) in the race out of sixteen (16) teams, earning them a Guinness World Record.

How you can support with each cake that you purchase from Hildred House Bakery London, we will donate 10 percent of your order value towards Philip’s fundraising goal.

For our extended Barbados family here in the UK, we ask you to get behind Phil, be it by ordering cake or donating to our Just Giving Page. www.palsoceanrownwp.2021;