Tom Skinner is competing in the
World's Toughest Row®

About Tom

Tom is the founder of Barnaby Cecil Financial Planning Limited and lives in London with his wife Jane and two children, Otto Barnaby and Charlie Cecil.

After becoming engrossed in the book "Into thin Air" on boxing day 2021, a story about human endurance and tragedy on mount Everest, Tom decided he wanted to create his own challenge. And thus, the idea of rowing across the Atlantic ocean was born.

Fast forward to today and that challenge is now entry to a race that attracts athletes from all over the globe.

On December 12th 2025, Tom will complete against nine other solo rowers in the World's Toughtest Row - Atlantic Challange.

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The route