Paul Lore

Rowing Veteran - Team Foar From Home

Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2021


Position: Retired Air Traffic Controller, Ocean Photographer, Bartender, and Nonprofit Director.

Location: Fernandina Beach, Florida

Rowing Experience: Coached by Jason Cottingham under the direction of Jacksonville University. Also, Paul is an avid Paddler on his Outrigger Canoe, completing numerous 20 and 50-mile paddles.

Endurance Experience: Crossed the Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera to Antigua  2021/2022.

Best Sporting Moment: Paul’s best moment was sitting out in a Surf Line-up in Indonesia with his Son and in Florida with his daughter and just smiling at each other, knowing it just doesn’t get any better!!!

Worst Life Moment: Paul misses not being able to ‘Talk Story’ with his Mom and Dad.

Biggest Fear for The Row: Paul’s biggest fear is getting hurt or sick during or prior to the row and not being able to Row the Pacific Ocean.

Reason For The Row:  At the moment I’m rich in time, and I want to give my time to others!  I want to make a difference in a Veteran’s life because they make a difference in my life by protecting us every day.

Most missed item at Sea: Fruit Loops and milk.

Who is Paul:

Born in Brooklyn, NY, raised on Long Island, and now a resident of Fernandina Beach, Florida. Paul served eight years in the Marines as an Air Traffic Controller and the next 30- years as a controller in the Federal Government. Paul is a Graduate of the University of Michigan and completed a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma. Paul has four beautiful children two sons and two daughters. Paul is very active in the community; he serves as the Nassau County Representative for the Veteran Fire Watch Program and the St Marys River Management Committee. Paul is a founder of a Veteran Nonprofit Organization. In his spare time, Paul loves to longboard, bodyboard, ocean photography, and bartend on the weekends. Paul’s latest endeavor is a current restoration of an 1872 home in historic Fernandina.

‘We are OHANA’ 🌺🇺🇸🇨🇭🇳🇱🌺