New York to Southampton, former marine and previous ocean rower, 3000 nautical mile world record attempt, rowing solo completely unsupported across the North Atlantic.
The Cockleshell Endeavour crew skippered by David Bruce arriving in Barbados after 49 days at sea.
The Thrill of Exploration
Join me on the ultimate test of endurance and courage as we row unsupported from New York to Hamble Point Marina. Row Commando is not just about completing a physical feat, but supporting a cause close to my heart - the Royal Marines Charity. With your support, we can make a a difference while pushing ourselves beyond our limits. Follow my progress on the blog below.
Meet the Team
Brucey grew up in Yorkshire, where he competed for York city rowing club and first fell in love with racing on the water.
He then joined the Royal Marines in 2013 at 40 commando, with C company he completed a cold weather warfare course in the arctic and a heavy weapons course before moving to a specialist maritime operations unit.
He fell in love with marathon style kayaking, completing numerous, 125-mile continuous Devizes to Westminster kayak marathons and placed third on the epic 444-mile Yukon river quest in just under 68 hours. This led into his involvement in ocean rowing where he rowed across the North Sea before skippering the 2020 Mission Atlantic rowing crossing with Team Cockleshell Endeavour. He then worked for the British Antarctic Survey, leading and advising on Royal Navy science expeditions in the Antarctic and South Atlantic.
Having left the military 4 months ago Brucey is looking forward to doing something exiting and worthwhile on the water.