Who are Team C? 

Chris Andrews and Clint Evans have rowed together for the last two years in a highly successful four, which won in coxed and coxless fours at the FISA World Masters Regatta 2003, coxed fours at the 2004 Regatta (where Chris and Clint also won as a pair), as well as winning at the National Veterans Regatta and Veterans' Henley in both 2003 and 2004. In 2003, the four were losing finalists in the Prince Philip Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta - won by a four including Athens Olympic Gold medallists Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell.

Chris Andrews (44) lives in Tunbridge Wells - not famed for its rivers, but close to Bewl Bridge Rowing Club, where Chris has rowed since 1998.  Before then, Chris was a member of Kingston Rowing Club, and while he was there, Chris competed for Great Britain twice at the World Championships in 1989 and 1990, in the quad sculls.

It was while Chris and Clint were both at Kingston in 1989 that they first met, although as they both rowed at school on the same part of the Thames, it is likely that they competed against each other - probably from about 1974 onwards

Chris is a lawyer by training, and now works for a major international law firm as its global Director of Risk Management (in which case one might wonder why on earth he is doing something like this).  Hopefully the row will give him some new insights into his job, which he will be able to pass on to others.

When he is not rowing and working, Chris has three children to occupy any spare time (and more) - Sophie (19), Thomas (13) and Harriet (11) - who could ask for more? 

Contact details - Mob - 07876 582969
Home - 01892 522302;  E-mail -
chris@rowatlantic.org.uk

Clint Evans (44) is from Molesey in Surrey and is a member of Tyrian - the ex-University of London rowers' club. 

Clint took up rowing at school, aged 11, and competed for Great Britain at U23 level.  By day Clint is a marketing director and change manager. 

Once the challenge is over, Clint is looking to spend more time coaching others to take up the sport - particularly adult learners and their families.  

Clint's other hobbies include teaching his young daughters that there is more to life than new shoes and learning from his eccentric son - Merlin.
 

Contact details: Mob - 07951 764530
E-mail -
clint@rowatlantic.org.uk

But, as you might expect, behind the scenes there is much more that is enabling Team C to enter the race and Chris and Clint to compete. There is a support infrastructure that is helping them and acting as the land support team when the race gets underway:

  • Friends, family, contacts and children, including Elle, Merlin and Scarlett Evans, Sophie, Thomas and Harriet Andrews, Fe Wood and Susan Roberts.
  • Harriet, Thomas and Sophie

    Elle, Merlin and Scarlett

     
    • Commercial organisations have also pledged their sponsorship and support in a way that has taken some of the financial pressure off the team effort.  Please look at the "Our Sponsors" section of this site which has more information about the organisations. 
    • Team C2's Land Team Manager is Helena Smalman-Smith, who has coxed Chris and Clint in many of the rowing endeavours described above. Helena is working with us on the logistics of getting all our equipment and supplies to the start, and will be our central point of contact while we are at sea - ensuring that this website is updated with daily news to keep our wider support network informed. Helena can be contacted by e-mail on helena@rowatlantic.org.uk