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press release: Taylor Made Designs

Taylor Made Designs backs local Atlantic row team

17 Jun 2024
Taylor Made Designs is backing a team in The World’s Toughest Row / Taylor Made Designs / Ebb & Flow
Dorset based business, Taylor Made Designs, is backing a brave team of four, committed to enduring on of the world’s most gruelling ocean challenges, aptly named: The World’s Toughest Row.

On 12th December 2024, the Ebb and Flow team will join 40 other crews in San Sebastian, La Gomera, Canary Islands where they will begin their 3,000 mile (4,800km) row across the Atlantic Ocean to reach the shores of Antigua in the Caribbean. The journey is expected to take the team around 3 months with the crew expected to make in excess of 1.5 million oar strokes.

“Taking on the might of the Atlantic Ocean in a rowing boat that measures just 28.5ft is an incredibly ambitious undertaking and one which we are extremely proud to support”, says TMD Managing Director, James Taylor. I am privileged to call one of the crew members a personal friend and have been party to the huge amount of training, planning and preparation being committed to making this epic challenge a safe and successful journey. This is going to be an extreme test of both physical and mental resilience for each and every crew member and we, at TMD, are delighted to be able to support such an epic journey.”

The four Ebb and Flow crew members are Julie Eddicott, Ed Dewar, Mary Sutherland and Sally Percival. All are keen outdoor enthusiasts with a variety of other epic physical and mental water-based challenges under their belts. Julie Eddicott says: “The World’s Toughest Row has been on my radar for many years and its only now I have found the courage, the time and the perfect crew members to make it happen. The support of commercial partners such as Taylor Made Designs makes this challenge commercially viable and all crew members are truly grateful for the opportunity to live-out this life-long ambition.

“We are also using this opportunity to raise funds for four charities, Teenage Cancer Trust, Blesma, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Oarsome Chance. All donations are very much appreciated.”

Over the next few months, the team will be busy mentally and physically preparing for their epic journey and kitting out the boat with all the safety equipment and provisions they need to be sae and totally self-sufficient for several months at sea.

To read more about Ebb and Flow, their preparations, the challenge itself, the crew and the charities the crew ae supporting, visit: ebbflowatlantic.com.

If you would like to donate to the charities, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ebb-flow-atlantic-row-2024

To find out more about Taylor Made Designs, visit: https://linktr.ee/taylormadedesigns1993

Key statistics and information about the World’s Toughest Row:

• Each Team will row more than 1.5 million oar strokes during the race

• Waves that the crew will experience can measure up to 20ft high

• Rowers will burn in excess of 5,000 calories per day

• There is no toilet on board – just a bucket!

• Rowers can expect to lose up to 8kg in bodyweight during the journey

• Air temperatures will range form below 10 degrees during the night to well over 30 degrees with added humidity as crews approach the end

More press releases and updates from Taylor Made Designs:
Taylor Made Designs (TMD) has become a member of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), reinforcing the company’s dedication to creating exceptional places and experiences.
The team from Taylor Made Designs (TMD) enjoyed two days at the UK’s premium trade show this month, catching up with customers and showcasing samples from their new Leisure Essentials range.
As part of Taylor Made Design’s (TMD’s) ongoing commitment to its ‘carefully responsible’ sustainability vision, the company has introduced an end of use textile recycling program.
In a drive to support healthy hydration habits, Taylor Made Designs (TMD) has launched a range of drinks bottles, including the new eco-friendly Ocean Bottle, to provide always-at- hand hydration solutions that are good for the planet as well as the individual.
In response to the growing popularity of its own-brand range of leisure wear and merchandise, Taylor Made Designs (TMD) has added a host of new products to its Leisure Essentials range.
Taylor Made Designs
Tel: +44 (0) 1202 473311
Address: Unit 1, Ambassador Industrial Estate, 9 Airfield Rd, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3TG, United Kingdom
James Taylor, Managing Director
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press release: Taylor Made Designs

Taylor Made Designs backs local Atlantic row team

17 Jun 2024
Taylor Made Designs is backing a team in The World’s Toughest Row / Taylor Made Designs / Ebb & Flow
Dorset based business, Taylor Made Designs, is backing a brave team of four, committed to enduring on of the world’s most gruelling ocean challenges, aptly named: The World’s Toughest Row.

On 12th December 2024, the Ebb and Flow team will join 40 other crews in San Sebastian, La Gomera, Canary Islands where they will begin their 3,000 mile (4,800km) row across the Atlantic Ocean to reach the shores of Antigua in the Caribbean. The journey is expected to take the team around 3 months with the crew expected to make in excess of 1.5 million oar strokes.

“Taking on the might of the Atlantic Ocean in a rowing boat that measures just 28.5ft is an incredibly ambitious undertaking and one which we are extremely proud to support”, says TMD Managing Director, James Taylor. I am privileged to call one of the crew members a personal friend and have been party to the huge amount of training, planning and preparation being committed to making this epic challenge a safe and successful journey. This is going to be an extreme test of both physical and mental resilience for each and every crew member and we, at TMD, are delighted to be able to support such an epic journey.”

The four Ebb and Flow crew members are Julie Eddicott, Ed Dewar, Mary Sutherland and Sally Percival. All are keen outdoor enthusiasts with a variety of other epic physical and mental water-based challenges under their belts. Julie Eddicott says: “The World’s Toughest Row has been on my radar for many years and its only now I have found the courage, the time and the perfect crew members to make it happen. The support of commercial partners such as Taylor Made Designs makes this challenge commercially viable and all crew members are truly grateful for the opportunity to live-out this life-long ambition.

“We are also using this opportunity to raise funds for four charities, Teenage Cancer Trust, Blesma, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Oarsome Chance. All donations are very much appreciated.”

Over the next few months, the team will be busy mentally and physically preparing for their epic journey and kitting out the boat with all the safety equipment and provisions they need to be sae and totally self-sufficient for several months at sea.

To read more about Ebb and Flow, their preparations, the challenge itself, the crew and the charities the crew ae supporting, visit: ebbflowatlantic.com.

If you would like to donate to the charities, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ebb-flow-atlantic-row-2024

To find out more about Taylor Made Designs, visit: https://linktr.ee/taylormadedesigns1993

Key statistics and information about the World’s Toughest Row:

• Each Team will row more than 1.5 million oar strokes during the race

• Waves that the crew will experience can measure up to 20ft high

• Rowers will burn in excess of 5,000 calories per day

• There is no toilet on board – just a bucket!

• Rowers can expect to lose up to 8kg in bodyweight during the journey

• Air temperatures will range form below 10 degrees during the night to well over 30 degrees with added humidity as crews approach the end

More press releases and updates from Taylor Made Designs:
Taylor Made Designs (TMD) has become a member of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), reinforcing the company’s dedication to creating exceptional places and experiences.
The team from Taylor Made Designs (TMD) enjoyed two days at the UK’s premium trade show this month, catching up with customers and showcasing samples from their new Leisure Essentials range.
As part of Taylor Made Design’s (TMD’s) ongoing commitment to its ‘carefully responsible’ sustainability vision, the company has introduced an end of use textile recycling program.
In a drive to support healthy hydration habits, Taylor Made Designs (TMD) has launched a range of drinks bottles, including the new eco-friendly Ocean Bottle, to provide always-at- hand hydration solutions that are good for the planet as well as the individual.
In response to the growing popularity of its own-brand range of leisure wear and merchandise, Taylor Made Designs (TMD) has added a host of new products to its Leisure Essentials range.
Taylor Made Designs
Tel: +44 (0) 1202 473311
Address: Unit 1, Ambassador Industrial Estate, 9 Airfield Rd, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3TG, United Kingdom
James Taylor, Managing Director
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To continue to manufacture and supply quality uniforms and merchandise that meets the evolving need of the market.
Investment in new territories like Europe and the Middle East. Technologies and digitalisation remains a focus to ensure TMD optimises efficiencies and delivers a frictionless experience for clients.
Sustainability is an important area. Recently, TMD launched its end of use textile recycling programme, reducing the amount of textile waste that ends up in landfill and reducing carbon emission.
Moving forwards, TMD will continue to explore sustainable practices that protect the business and the planet.
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“Having sense-checked the market through an official tender process, we have confirmed that Taylor Made Designs are providing the best range of garments for our business at competitive prices.”
– Laura Lane, Head of People at Places Leisure
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“Working in environments like swimming pools, plant rooms and gyms requires specialist fabrics and designs to ensure comfort, durability and moveability. Through its network of international providers, TMD can provide the technical garments we need and then customise them to reflect our brand requirements, creating highly bespoke products at an affordable price.”
– Chris Hone, Chief Operating Officer, Doncaster Culture & Leisure Trust
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“Working with a leisure uniform specialist has also proved its worth. The TMD team have a great understanding of the needs of our business and instant access to the technical materials and range of garments we need to ensure our teams are kitted out with workwear most suited to the needs of their role. “
– Jason Stanton, CEO, Mytime Active
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