Ross studied law, practiced for a week and realised he simply wasn't going to cut it as a lawyer. While doing articles he started a River Rafting company and spent the next ten years guiding river trips.

River trips led to getting involved in a well know tent making company which gave way to building a yacht and sailing the Indian ocean in search of good waves and beautiful corals.

Madagascar has both in spadefulls. After cruising the Indian Ocean Islands... Madagascar, Seychelles, Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia and Camoro's, for nearly two years - together with local sailor Mohamed, they build a traditional Dhow and set up a small adventure company in the Nosy Be archipelago of North West Madagascar. Sailing a Dhow led to wondering how pirogues would handle long distances in rough sea's - which led to this magnificent Madagascar Pirogue Challenge.

Ross chose the path less travelled and has enjoyed the scenery.


Leaving school with the dream of becoming a professional tennis player, this was short lived after a gap year abroad and Anton was introduced to sailing. After sailing professionally for 15 years which included 4 World Cups, 3 European Cups and 7 Altantic crossings as well as 2 years in the South Pacific, Anton decided it was time for a change. At 35 Anton hung up his fowl-weather gear and hit the books and studied full time to gain a Diploma in Sports Science.

After graduating Anton persued a career in Personal Training and professional Tennis Coaching. 7 years later he is now a total Adventurist seeking to find off the wall stuff and help share it with fellow Adventurists. He lives by the code "essay quam vaderi" Latin for "to be rather than to seem to be"