Lawrence joined Team Ocean Valour when Sam Coombs injured his back in early April 2015 less than a month before the start of the rowing challenge.
Lawrence met Tom at Laser qualifying events when they were competing for entry to the 2007 Laser 4.7 Europeans in Ireland. They both qualified for the Euros and their friendship grew from there. Lawrence spent the following summers up until my University years training down in Plymouth and Lawrence and Tom were always pushing each other as training partners. They spent two winters training as part of the UK Laser Association Radial Squad and progressed to competing on a World stage at the Laser Radial Worlds in Karatsu, Japan in 2009. We also roadtripped across Europe the following year for the Mens Laser Standard Europeans in Poland. Lawrence has sailed all his life since being on a family cruising boat at the age of 2 months.
Despite being a last minute addition to Team Ocean Valour Lawrence is in great physical shape for the challenges that rowing the North Atlantic represent.