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Tommy Tippetts

Motivational Speaker Tommy Tippetts
  • The youngest man to row across an ocean alone; crossing the Atlantic  aged 22 years old after two years of planning.
  • 82 days alone, rowed 3,000 miles crossing the Atlantic from Tenerife to Barbados.
  • An inspirational speaker to young people he encourages audiences to set goals and achieve them.
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Tommy Tippetts

Motivational Speaker Tommy Tippetts
  • The youngest man to row across an ocean alone; crossing the Atlantic  aged 22 years old after two years of planning.
  • 82 days alone, rowed 3,000 miles crossing the Atlantic from Tenerife to Barbados.
  • An inspirational speaker to young people he encourages audiences to set goals and achieve them.

On 12th April 2012, Tommy Tippetts rowed the final few strokes of his 3000 mile journey from La Gomera, Canary Islands to arrive into Barbados and become the youngest man to row an ocean solo at 22 years 301 days old. Tommy defied the odds, taking on an unforgiving environment completely unknown to him and prevailing through the toughest ordeal he had ever faced, a true test of grit and determination. The two years of planning, the months of relentless training and the aborted first attempt alone were enough to push him to the limit. Tommy spent 82 days rowing the Atlantic Ocean, 82 days cut off from the rest of the world and 82 days with just himself and his own belief to rely upon.

Since his return Tommy has been sharing his unique story, speaking in venues such as the NEC in Birmingham and a young offenders’ institution as well as presenting to the renowned Royal Geographical Society in London of which he is now a Fellow. His story of genuine adventure, not easily achieved in the 21st century, never fails to ignite people’s imagination. Delivered with a refreshing dose of wit and self-depreciation throughout, Tommy tells a very open and honest story of all that it took to row across the world’s second largest ocean and the realities of life 1000 miles from land.

The race put a great amount of emphasis on mental strength. The ability to keep going under a great amount of strain and pressure was at the core of this challenge. It is fitting then that Tommy chose to support and raise thousands of pounds for the “Mind’ charity that is all about mental strength.

Tommy is a young man who has achieved something few would ever dream of. Given his age and what he is achieved he is an ideal motivational speaker to groups of young people. He has an excellent presentation and listens and adjusts his messages to ensure that they are relevant to the audience in front of him.

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Client Testimonials

"A remarkable young man. He demonstrated that in rowing the Atlantic solo despite numerous setbacks that would dissuade and put off the most seasoned adventurer, that enthusiasm, commitment and determination will win through and overcome the greatest of challenges. His presentation captivated a lively audience, leaving many inspired to take on their own challenges with renewed dedication and hope, as well as to push others beyond their present comfort zone."

"Tommy was absolutely fantastic and gave a very interesting and inspiring account of his adventure rowing across the Atlantic. What I liked was the fact that he indirectly linked his talk to motivation, aspirations etc without overloading the students. On speaking to staff and students afterwards, they thought the talk was excellent. Many thanks for organising Tommy and being so accommodating to our school. I really did struggle to get a speaker in but you made the process straight forward and hassle free."

“It was a pleasure to be able to involve you as a speaker at our event. The story is compelling: inspiring and amazing. Our visitors loved the talk and it definitely added another dimension to our conference programme.  Thank you!”

Client Testimonials

"A remarkable young man. He demonstrated that in rowing the Atlantic solo despite numerous setbacks that would dissuade and put off the most seasoned adventurer, that enthusiasm, commitment and determination will win through and overcome the greatest of challenges. His presentation captivated a lively audience, leaving many inspired to take on their own challenges with renewed dedication and hope, as well as to push others beyond their present comfort zone."

"Tommy was absolutely fantastic and gave a very interesting and inspiring account of his adventure rowing across the Atlantic. What I liked was the fact that he indirectly linked his talk to motivation, aspirations etc without overloading the students. On speaking to staff and students afterwards, they thought the talk was excellent. Many thanks for organising Tommy and being so accommodating to our school. I really did struggle to get a speaker in but you made the process straight forward and hassle free."

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Tommy Tippets Rowing Atlantic Solo – Night of Adventure Vue 2013

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