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Rowing across the ocean for mental health and ocean conservation! We are Amir, Paul, Marko and Mark, a team of three TU Delft students and one sustainability specialist. Having met through university we are preparing to row 4800km across the Atlantic Ocean in "The World's Toughest Row", starting this December 12th, 2023!  What started as the idea of two roommates with no rowing experience, has since evolved into a full campaign 2 years in the making. We will be rowing non-stop and unsupported from the Canary Islands to Antigua against teams from around the globe. Through this crowdfunding campaign, we want to raise funding for our mandatory safety and communications equipment that ensure our position on the start line. Why row an ocean? We realized that the same uncertainties we will face on the ocean are experienced by young people around us everyday. Promoting the means to tackle our mental health such as open communication, empathy and awareness need to be constantly addressed. Therefore our goal is to use our journey as a platform to raise awareness for mental health while raising funds for our charities MIND Us (Netherlands) and JIGSAW (Ireland) that provide essential support to young people. There is no doubt that we will reach our physical limits but it is our team's spirit and mental resilience that will be tested above all. At the same time, with the ocean being our home for over 30 days we want to highlight its importance as the lifeblood of our planet. We will collect ocean data during our crossing for ground-truth validation of a marine conservation tool in order to promote the importance of citizen science.  In order to achieve our goals we rely on your support! Having secured our ocean rowing boat we now need to raise 15,000 euros to purchase essential ocean communications and safety equipment. This includes our satellite phones; internet-terminal antenna; emergency locator beacons; liferaft; lifejackets; handheld gps; temperature sensors and lifelines. This ensures our participation while allowing us to share the story live during the crossing to drive meaningful impact for our charities. The equipment will also be sold after the crossing with 100% going to our charities!  Thank you for considering supporting our campaign. We hope to involve as much of the TU Delft community and look forward to sharing our adventure with you. Sincerely, Team Out of the Blue Instagram: Website: More info on rewards: (Your name on the boat) The rowing deck is the surface between the cabins, we aim to print all names in time for the charity fundraiser taking place this October.  (Fortune cookies) Send us a message that we will anonymously print on biodegrable paper and hide in our meal packs. Whether it is a joke, a motivational message, a thought for us to discuss or a roast, anything to spice up the shifts at sea.  Additional details and instructions alongside the confirmation email! Charity fundraiser*  In October we will host an evening fundraising charity event in Delft to unveil our ocean rowing boat, bring family, friends and sponsors together and enjoy an evening themed to shine a spotlight on ocean health and mental health.