Captain Jon Armstrong – Record Breaking Atlantic Row
In 2018 Gurkha Officer Captain Jon Armstrong became a record breaker when he arrived in Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua having rowed across the Atlantic in just 37 days. Jon along with friend and Army veteran Jordan Beecher who lost his leg in Afghanistan braved 40ft waves, pressure sores and hallucinations to complete the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge dubbed the world’s toughest rowing race. You’ll not only hear first-hand from Adventurer Jon about his experiences rowing for 37 days straight but also hear about how in 2015 along with Cpl Arjun Limbu completed a 1,500 mile endurance challenge in the Arctic Circle where they trekked around Ellesmere Island off the northern Canadian coast on foot and by sea. If you like a bit of adventure this lecture is not to be missed.
Tickets are priced at £35 per head (£32 for Museum Friends) and includes tea and coffee on arrival, the lecture and a two course curry lunch in the Gallery. Please call 01962 842832 ext 6 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.