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The Crew


Matt Mason

Matt is a serving Royal Marine Commando; he has completed three tours of Afghanistan, Counter Piracy and Narcotic Operations in the Middle East, as well as training multiple foreign forces around both Africa and the Gulf.

He has recently been on the Channel 4 TV programme ‘Hunted’ giving the Hunters a real run for their money! The show airs in January 2019 and promises to be a favourite for TV viewers.

Matt also completed a Mid Atlantic Ocean row in 2014, in a time of 32 days
and 22 hours.

This crossing gained a world record speed for the fastest 8- man crew to row an ocean. On top of this, Matt has cycled all over Europe, including London to Rome, Amsterdam to Budapest and London to Paris.

Matt is always setting himself a challenge which most recently saw him swim the 10-mile length of Lake Windermere without a wet suit, all raising money for various charities. Matt lives with his wife Lindsay and son Harry in North Devon and spends his spare time driving them nuts with his next crazy adventure!

Jordan Swift

Jordan is a present serving commissioned Officer in the Royal Marines. Having joined Young Officer training in 2017, he passed out 15 months later with the honour of being awarded the Commando Medal. He has since deployed on a variety of overseas deployments and has recently completed a 6 month tour in Afghanistan. He is currently employed as a Troop Commander within 45 Commando Royal Marines.

Always keen for adventure, Jordan has previously spent over 2 years travelling the world experiencing all things from banana farming in Australia to mountain climbing around South East Asia.

An avid sportsman and keen triathlete, Jordan has competed at a high standard representing his home borough of Chorley as well as the Royal Marines at an array of competitions.

Always supported and encouraged by his family and girlfriend Dayna, Jordan is aiming to make a real difference in laying the foundations for setting a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future for many generations to come.

Dom Rogers - Shore Side Manager

Dom is a former Royal Marine Commando who completed a tour of Afghanistan, an Arctic Warfare Survival Package and numerous Mountain training packages in his 5 years of service.

He is now a Project Manager for a National based Industrial Resin Flooring Company, Milestone Flooring.
Away from work, Dom enjoys outdoor activities such as Walking, Camping,
Skiing and has most recently completed canoeing the Great Glen Coe canoe trail, from Fort William to the end of the Loch Ness, in Inverness. Most importantly for Dom, is spending quality time with his wife Hannah and two young boys, Oliver and Cameron.

Taking his two boys camping and teaching them about the outdoors and respecting nature is something he tries to in still at every opportunity. Hoping they grow up with strong values and basic discipline, is very important to him.

Ian Clinton

Ian is a former Royal Marine Commando who served in 45 commando alongside Matt, Joel and Dom. Following leaving the Royal Marines, Ian worked as a maritime security consultant on anti-piracy in the Somali Basin and the Indian Ocean. He now works as an offshore NDT technician.

He has just returned from taking a year out to travel which saw him taking on some incredible feats such as trekking to Everest Base Camp, Cycling 1000 miles around South Korea, a 100 mile kayak expedition in the Philippines and bagging various mountain/volcano summits across Asia and the Indian Himalayas.

Ian relishes in the physical challenges in life; proven by taking on his first 50-mile ultra marathon last year and achieving 1st place. He has also competed in various triathlons and marathons with his greatest achievement being Ironman Wales, finishing 13th in his age category. An outdoor enthusiast with other hobbies such as cycling, rowing, climbing, camping and many more.

Ian lives in the North East of England with his girlfriend Hannah, who has recently introduced him to her love of the underwater world through scuba diving. He has witnessed the problem of plastic pollution both under and above water and is an advocate of the say no to plastic cause.

Simon Chalk

Simon is arguably the worlds most experienced ocean rower. To date Simon has rowed the Atlantic seven times and the Indian twice, skippering all number of crews and holds lots of Guinness World Records for his endeavours, including the “most ocean rows by one person”

Originally starting his adventures on the water with sailing in the BT Global Challenge in 1996, Simon began ocean rowing in 1997 in the first Atlantic Rowing Race as one of a pair. 2003 saw him row across the Indian Ocean solo – the first modern day ocean row of the Indian ocean – and became the first Briton as well as the youngest and fastest person to row the Indian in 107 days!

Taking over the Atlantic Rowing Race in 2003, Simon Chalk has inspired and enabled 100’s of individuals to row the Mid Atlantic, North Atlantic and the Indian oceans. His tireless work in this field; his numerous ocean rows, as well as being at the forefront of ocean rowing boat building has meant that his Top Ten place in the Daily Telegraph “Adventurer of the Decade 2000-2010” was well deserved. Simon is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London.