Isaac Giesen lost his Aunty and two close friends to suicide.

In their honour, he’s setting out to be the first New Zealander to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

It’s widely-regarded as one of the world’s most intense physical challenges, yet the biggest obstacle he faces is a mental one. 

Against the odds and against the weather, he’s rowing to raise money for the fight against depression.

On December 12th 2017, when Isaac launches from the Canary Islands to begin his epic 3000 mile journey, he will have completed an absolutely gruelling training regime:

Hundreds of river rows, thousands of gym sessions, yoga and deep meditation.

He’s preparing his body and mind for months alone at sea.

This is an amazing cause.

Please show your support by donating. 

Victim Support will be collecting donations on behalf of Blackdog Institute and Bravehearts towards THE BLUE ROWER. 


All funds donated will be split evenly amongst all three charities at the end of the campaign.

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