May 18th 2015, Geraldton, Western Australia, saw the start of the 3,600 miles row by explorers James Ketchell and Ashley Wilson which will take them across the Indian Ocean to Port Louis on the island of Mauritius. Centrix are proud to be one of the title sponsors of the challenge and providers of the technology that will keep them blogging and emailing and in voice contract with the outside world.
Richard Burbage, Sales & Marketing Director for Centrix, explains further “We were pleased to sponsor James Ketchell on his round-the-world cycle challenge in 2013/20414 and so when he approached us and told us about his plans to row across the Indian Ocean in 2015, and asked for our technical expertise, we were more than happy to help out again. This time James is undertaking his most daunting challenge with Ashley Wilson, who is an epileptic, and that can only another dimension to their efforts. We’ve worked closely with James and Ashley to provide the necessary power and communications to allow them to stay in contact with friends and family and to keep the rest of us informed of their progress with their regular blogs and social media updates, all powered by Centrix. We wish them the very best of luck and a safe crossing and hope they succeed in their goal of beating the current record of 85 days and 2 hours and 5 minutes”.
James Ketchell, serial explorer, had the following to say before he left the UK for Western Australia and the start of their challenge, “I’m very pleased that Centrix have, once again, sponsored my latest challenge and to provide the necessary equipment to give us the lifeline we need to stay in touch with the outside world. The sponsorship of companies like Centrix is essential to our chance of success and we really couldn’t do it without their financial and technical assistance. This years’ challenge is probably my most difficult yet, but it’s for a very good cause, and Ash and myself have only one objective and that is to beat the current record for the crossing by a pair. Centrix won’t be far from our thoughts over the coming weeks as it’s their name and logo all over the oars, all 4 pairs of them that we will be taking with us on the boat. When you’re trying to beat a world record the last thing you want to be doing is turning around to retrieve a lost oar in the middle of the Indian Ocean!”
For more information and to keep up with their progress visit www.nothings-impossible.co.uk