The boat that Mark is using is a modified version of the well proven Rannoch R20, a boat that has been shown to be more than capable of taking on the worlds oceans. Named ‘Square Peg’ it’s not surprising that the boat doesn’t exactly conform to the usual mold.

Whilst training for his row in the Arctic and during the row itself, Mark found that rowing in anything other than flat conditions became less efficient as it was not always possible to get a firm stroke on to the water and wondered if there may be another way of transferring power from the rower to the water.