Team DRYing OUT are a two man crew who are embarking on the huge challenge of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to Barbados a distance of 3000 miles.


They hope to use the event to help raise money for two charities

  • Try Assist – The Benevolent Fund of the RFL
  • Addaction

The team which comprises of Tom Fitzsimons from Wakefield, West Yorkshire and Jamile Siddiqui from London will set off on this epic challenge in December 2011 as part of the organised Atlantic Race – The Woodvale challenge.
To promote the challenge within the world of rugby league Tom has taken on a ‘mini’ challenge to cycle between each of the northern based Super League clubs to deliver information about the Atlantic row and a letter asking for the clubs support. Tom will start his journey on at 9am, Wednesday 20th April at Hull KR, and hopes to complete the challenge on Thursday 21st April at Crusaders, Wrexham. A total distance of approx.: 200miles

Tom is a recovering alcoholic, who has been sober for 3.5 years, since starting his recovery he has qualified as a personal trainer, completed numerous marathons, ultra marathons and inspires others to do the same. He also speaks to schools and sports associations about his life as an alcoholic to educate others about the dangers of alcohol through his company Effort Inspiration.
To row the Atlantic is one of the most gruelling, demanding and exciting endurance events , to take on. (less people have rowed the Atlantic than have climbed Everest!)

If you would like to know how to sponsor the team you can view all their details HERE!

Or if you would like to sponsor them directly visit