Instead of tucking in his Christmas dinner, a Teddington rower will be spending the festive period tackling the Atlantic Ocean.

Jeremy Reynolds is attempting to row 3,000 miles across the ocean as part of Heads Together and Row. He will be part of a team of four taking part in this year's Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. They are raising funds and awareness for the mental health charity and research into individual and team resilience.

The team set off from the Canary Island on December 12 and are heading for Antigua. They are aiming to break the world record for the fastest mixed-four crossing east to west, which currently stands at 56 days.

During their time at sea so far, they have been joined by wildlife including whales, dolphins and a bird they’ve nicknamed Betty. But they have also experienced some of the many challenges that come with rowing a small boat across an ocean, including 10-foot waves, seasickness and strong winds.

For more information about the team’s adventures so far, and to see photo and video updates, click here.