After many years managing heavy engineering businesses, Phil took up rowing thanks to a chance conversation over a garden fence. Since then he has taken part in coastal, river and ocean rowing.
After rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 2019 and then again in 2023, in the "Worlds Toughest Row" (setting a Guinness World Record time of 42 days for a mixed four), Phil Kite was inspired to create and launch the Adventurers Drinks Company.
Taking inspiration from explorers and modern day adventurers including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the company offers a range of gins, rum and will be shortly launching its own beer.
Following his last Atlantic crossing Phil promised his wife Lydia that in future he will limit himself to rowing on the Tyne and Thames, but he did say that after the first Atlantic crossing!