Our story

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

In their honour, he set 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 rowed to raise money for the fight against depression.

On December 12th 2018, Isaac launched from the Canary Islands and begun 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.


Isaac is available to speak at schools, events, charities and more.

Get in touch here.


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