Published On: Wed, Dec 12th, 2018

NAGICO Group-sponsored rowing team begins 3,000 mile row across Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic Discovery Rowing Team sponsored by Nagico

With support from NAGICO, Atlantic Discovery team rows from the Canary Islands to Antigua to raise money to fight Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Four-man rowing team Atlantic Discovery commenced The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge Wednesday morning, beginning a 3,000 mile row from the Canary Islands to Antigua. The team is sponsored by NAGICO Insurances, a diversified insurance company serving 21 territories in the Caribbean.

“We wish this inspirational team a safe and healthy passage,” said NAGICO Group Chief Strategy and Development Officer Kyria Ali. “This journey is one of extreme human endeavour, which resonates closely with NAGICO’s story. It is a true test of physical and mental endurance, and we are honored to be a part of it.”

During the first week, the team will need to adjust to the limited space, rigorous rowing schedule, and irregular sleep patterns.

“In order to overcome the discomfort, seasickness and isolation, the team will have to be resilient and work together, Ms. Ali continued.  “The resilience, strength and teamwork that the Atlantic Discovery team is demonstrating are aligned with NAGICO’s core corporate values.”

Speaking on behalf of the Atlantic Discovery team, Cameron Parker, a Zurich-based director at Swiss Re, said that the sponsorship was tremendously valuable.

“We have been impressed by the support received from the NAGICO team from the start. They have been involved in helping us prepare and boosting the team’s morale. We feel like part of the NAGICO family and consider ourselves very lucky to have entered this mutually advantageous partnership.”

Other members of this intrepid team include London-based members Ben Ajayi-Obe, data scientist, Isaac Kenyon, geologist, and Jack Hopkins, cyber security researcher.

The team is participating in the row to raise £60K (USD $80K) for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which affects 2.5 million people worldwide. The team will be starting the row having already made significant progress toward this target.

There are about 28 vessels taking part in the challenge, representing 14 countries.  The total fleet of 88 rowers is expected to take between 40 and 60 days to complete the crossing.


About NAGICO Group
The NAGICO Group was established in 1982 and is well established across 21 territories in the Caribbean, providing property and casualty insurance, life insurance and risk solutions to customers. To learn more about NAGICO, visit www.nagico.com.

About Atlantic Discovery
Four different people: Ben Ajayi-Obe, Cameron Parker, Isaac Kenyon and Jack Hopkins.

An extreme journey:  Rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic from the Canaries to the Caribbean in an ocean rowing boat, unassisted, for over a month, as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

A goal:  To raise £60K (USD 80K) to invest in Multiple Sclerosis awareness and research, a condition affecting 2.5m people worldwide.

Support us:  www.atlanticdiscovery.co.uk

Follow us: www.facebook.com/AtlanticDiscovery , www.instagram.com/atlantic_discovery/  , https://twitter.com/atlanticdisc18

About multiple sclerosis

  • MS affects more than 2.5m people worldwide
  • MS is often painful and exhausting and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel
  • It’s unpredictable and different for everyone

The Talisker Whisky Challenge