FOUR Yorkshire dads are at the Great Yorkshire Show this week enlisting support for their mission to row 3,000 nautical miles in aid of the Royal British Legion, in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.

The team, Row4Victory was partly inspired by the record-breaking team of mums, the Yorkshire Rows, who were the oldest female crew to cross an ocean when they completed the challenge last year.

"The mums have done it and now it is the dads' turn" said Row4Victory team skipper Will Quarmby, 34, who owns Quarmby's Deli and Coffee House in Sheriff Hutton.

"My daughters Hattie and Imogen came home from school full of excitement when they met the inspirational Yorkshire Rows and the women have met up with us since to give us tips on what to expect.

"With a passion for fitness, adventure and new challenges, it was following a conversation with Duncan Roy, whose colleague had rowed the 2015 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge race, that got me to thinking about my next adventure.

"Seeing an opportunity to inspire my children to challenge themselves and show them that with the right mind-set you can achieve anything, I decided to put a team together to take part in the toughest row in the world across the Atlantic.

"Having so many close friends in the armed forces who never fail to impress me with their willingness, enthusiasm and determination, they were the obvious first port of call."

The team comprises Mr Quarmby, ex-Royal Marine Commando Glyn Sadler, 35, of Borowby, near Thirsk, Royal Engineer Duncan Roy, 26, of Ingleby Arncliffe and Fraser Mowlem, 40, a Royal Airforce avionics technician, stationed at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.

Mr Quarmby added: "Our main challenges will be sleep deprivation, whatever storms get thrown at us and confined space.

"But our first challenge is to raise the money to buy the boat, which is why we are at the Great Yorkshire Show, speaking to the public and businesses who we hope will sponsor us."

The team is looking for sponsorship for campaign costs of around £100,000. This includes buying the boat for around £80,000, which will be sold after the race with the money donated to the Royal British Legion. The teams aims to raise a further £80k for the RBL.

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The race could take between 35 and 70 days with the team rowing two-hour shifts in pairs.

Described as the 'world's toughest endurance race', the team will start the challenge in December 2018 in La Gomera, Canary Islands, and finish in Antigua.

Fraser Mowlem said: “When I was initially asked if I would row the Atlantic as part of a team, I was truly humbled, scared and also really rather excited!

"I couldn't get the idea out of my head, so quickly agreed to join the team. I have always admired the work of the Royal British Legion and the support they give to armed force personnel past & present.

"Next year also marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War and so it seemed obvious to us that Row4Victory should be in support of the Royal British Legion.”