Barry Hayes

MFA Founder

Barry had no experience in ocean rowing until taking part – and coming second – in the first Great Pacific Race in 2014, which is where he met Billy. Barry went on to organise an independent row across the Indian Ocean with Billy in 2018.  Since then Barry has been heavily involved in the ocean…

Alex Mason

MFA Founder

Alex had 10,000 miles of hiking and 4,000 miles of cycle touring experience, but no ocean rowing experience until she met Billy and Barry in 2016. As a reserve rower for their Indian crossing, Alex got her first taste of ocean rowing when she vomited for 37 hours across the English Channel.  Alex then went…

Billy Taylor

MFA Founder

Billy had many miles of sailing experience before rowing across the Pacific Ocean in the first Great Pacific Race in 2014 where he met Barry. Since then, Billy has rowed across the Indian Ocean with Barry in 2018, rowed across the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean in 2020 with Alex, and across the Atlantic…