While Sarah spends most of her time travelling alone, it is by no means a solo mission. She is supported by a brilliant team who manage, activate and advise, mostly remotely.
Sarah is paddling, pedalling and rowing her way back to London while the folks in her team manage things from various HQs on various continents. She has chosen her team for their skill, experience, energy and drive and knows that without their support there would be no expedition.
Lucy Allen – Chief of Engine Support
Lucy works closely with Sara and Sarah to ensure that the expedition runs as smoothly as possible. Lucy is a full time farmer, full time fiancee and full time supporter of L2L. Loving anything water based, she can often be found pulling a few sails on boats when time allows or running around the rugby pitch earning a few bruises.
Sara Davies — Project Manager
Often to be found on muddy cross country runs with dog Tinker when she’s not tending her sheep, pigs and hens. Sara’s main aim is to facilitate the smooth running of the London2London;Via the World expedition and to enable Sarah to travel across the world sharing her stories and inspiring others to take on their own challenges.
Rebecca Rees – Coach & Sponsorship
Rebecca’s many years of board-level business experience gained at Mars Inc, and a decade spent coaching and mentoring executives, make her well placed to support Sarah and the team in these areas. Linked-In.
Tony Humphreys – Ocean Chief
A sailor himself, Tony has been involved with over 140 ocean rows. Assisting Sarah with all aspects of the oceans, Tony’s knowledge and experience is invaluable. www.oceanpursuits.co.uk
Justine Curgenven – Support Kayaker & Film Chief
Justine joined Sarah on the kayaking legs of the expedition and has flown out to film at certain stages of the journey. A seasoned expedition sea kayaker with lots of exciting journeys under her paddle, Justine is also an award winning film maker. www.cackletv.com
Katy Allen – Accountant
Responsible for banking matters, Katy is a full time twin of Lucy, a farmer who works alongside the National Pig Association and she is also a part time soldier in the TA. Seeking as many adventures as she can, she has landed on her feet with this gem.
George Outen – Accountant
Responsible for the number crunching, George’s business experience as a forensic accountant is invaluable to the smooth running of the project. Outside of this, she is often to be found looking at the world through a camera lens or helping out at her local City farm. www.georginaoutenphotography.co.uk
Digital Explorer is a social enterprise that works with expeditions and schools to bring ‘real world learning’ to the classroom. We are delighted to partner with the London2London Expedition to create resources and other learning opportunities based on Sarah’s exploits; and we hope that teachers and pupils enjoy learning from Sarah as much as we do.
Seasoned expedition doctors, Sean and Caroline have worked with Sarah since her Indian Ocean row in 2008. They have trained Sarah in the skills she might need to keep herself healthy and support her in all things medical.
Lee Bruce – Weather Router
What Lee doesn’t know about ocean weather isn’t worth knowing. With decades of experience in routeing all sorts of boats across oceans, there is no one better to be providing weather forecasting and strategic advice to Sarah for her ocean rows. Ocean Met website
Helen Outen – Chief of Happy Socks
Having knitted her signature ‘happy socks’ for the entire L2L team, Sarah’s Mum Helen is often to be found searching for bits of kit, packing up fruit cakes to send out to remote parts of the world or keeping an eye on progress from L2L HQ.
Briony is a qualified psychotherapist with a great deal of experience of working with sportspeople, helping them improve their performance and achieve their goals through vital mental preparation. She has worked with Sarah for a number of years, coaching her on how to overcome the mental battles she has to face during her expeditions. For more, visit her website.
Jim Shannon – Website & Graphic Design
Jim was an illustrator before moving into art direction for advertising. In July 2010, he started his own agency, NGI. Jim has traveled and photographed in 41 countries worldwide. His images have been published widely.