Supporting local: Orcadian team member Davie Flett
Kyloe proudly support local businesses and individuals where possible.
"Not only does the Northwest Passage Expedition route have the Orkney connection, where our HQ is based, but local Orcadian Davie Flett, is in the team of selected rowers.
We first found out about the expedition through Jamie Thompson
(Product Delivery Manager, Kyloe) who rows in the Orkney Rowing Club with Davie. With the Orkney connection and the environmental aspect, we were delighted at the opportunity to be involved, Lauren Miller
(Marketing Manager, Kyloe) said.
The expedition will consist of three 9m boats designed and developed by Ruairi Grimes of Aston Martin and Leven Brown. Three members per boat will row at a time whilst the remaining sleep, in a 2-hour rotation nonstop.
The boat still has modifications to be added before the artic expedition, including solar panels, and nets to protect them from polar bears.
“We will add nets on the side of the boat to protect us from potential polar bears. Polar bears can swim faster than we can row, and will hunt humans for food. It is a concern but you try not to think about it.” Davie shared.