Solo North Atlantic Row

Raising funds for the Scottish Association
For Mental Health (SAMH).

Welcome to the NY2SY website! This website will provide you with all the information you need about my NY2SY Solo North Atlantic Row. I hope that you will take the time to explore these pages to find out more about my bid to row solo from the U.S.A. to Scotland, across the North Atlantic Ocean, and will help me with my efforts to raise as much money as possible for my chosen charity, SAMH.

The next few months are going to be very exciting as I prepare for, and then undertake, the biggest challenge of my life and I will try my best to share the experience with you. The thought of rowing solo across the open ocean thrills me, yet fills me with fear as well, and although I may be all alone in the boat, none of this will be possible without your support and generosity.

So, I hope that you will come with me as I embark on this epic adventure...
welcome aboard!

Niall Iain

“The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity.” Leonard Ravenhill

Latest Diary Entry

Update: During the voyage you can read my diary here



It gives me great pleasure to confirm that my NY2SY Solo North Atlantic Row will begin today (Thursday 5th June) at 3.00pm (8.00pm BST).   The low pressure that was situated  a couple of hundred miles east of New York, and which was generating the easterly winds, has moved out into the North Atlantic Ocean sooner than was forecast at the beginning of the week. I now have a clear weather window in which to finally begin my row and make good headway out into the ocean.                          I will be departing from Liberty Landing Marina, where my ocean rowing boat 'Alliance Trust' has been berthed for the past 4 weeks, and will make my way out into the Hudson River. I will then stick to the west side of the river, skirting the main channel, and passing under the gaze of the Statue of Liberty. Once I am past the route that the Staten Island ferry plies back and forth, I will start to cross over to the east side of the bay and pass under the Verazzano Bridge…


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