Oli: "I am a graduate student at the University of Oxford, studying for a Master's in Environmental Governance. I am no stranger to the challenges of life at sea: I've represented the British Keelboat Academy and Oxford University in offshore racing, competing in international championships and high-level events including the Fastnet Race. I also have a keen interest in long-distance cycle touring, completing several long distance tours."
George: "I graduated last year from Oxford. I rowed at university, and have sailed in the UK annually. I spent 4 months learning Chinese and teaching English in China last summer, but now want to take on an adventure which will allow me to go face to face with the 'big blue wet thing'.I've had my eye on the Talisker Atlantic Whiskey Challenge for several years now, but it has taken Oli coming along to make it a reality. I am looking forward to spending my 23rd birthday mid-Atlantic!"