Army

Royal Engineer begins world-first Atlantic row in memory of late grandfather

Jack Jarvis is rowing solo from mainland Europe to mainland North America, covering more than 4,500 nautical miles across nearly 100 days.

A Royal Engineer is attempting something no one has ever done before – rowing solo from mainland Europe to mainland North America.

Jack Jarvis serves with the Royal School of Military Engineering and is attempting to raise more than £50,000 for the charity, Brainstrust.

His "inspiration" for the challenge is his late grandfather, who passed away in 2007 from a brain tumour.

The soldier set off from Portugal for Miami on Friday morning.

The whole journey is around 4,500 nautical miles and is expected to take nearly 100 days.