HE IS one half of the Hampshire duo who completed a gruelling 3,000-mile voyage across the Atlantic.

Dr Greg Bailey and his half brother, Jude Massey, spent 53 days rowing from Gran Canaria to Barbados in a successful bid to raise more than £100,000 for charity.

Now 28-year-old junior doctor is facing an “oarsome” new challenge.

He has joined the family business, becoming a director at The Royal Hotel in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight.

NewForest show. The Ocean Brothers Jade Macey & Greg Bailey. NewForest show. The Ocean Brothers Jade Macey & Greg Bailey.

Greg was born on the Island and grew up at the four-star hotel.

He said: “I’m just so excited and honoured to follow in the footsteps of my father and grandparents and look forward to working with the team of brilliant staff.”

Greg was educated at Brockenhurst College and the University of Southampton and became a hospital doctor working in in Leeds.

He still plans to practice medicine but is hoping to find work nearer home.

Dubbed the Ocean Brothers, Greg and Jude completed their epic trans-Atlantic journey in memory of New Forest businessman Peter Massey – Jude’s father – who died aged 63 after battling skin cancer.

The Lymington duo raised more than £113,000 for the British Skin Foundation, which is funding research into the disease.

During their voyage they suffered a dramatic capsize, a raft of equipment failures and painful injuries caused by round-the-clock rowing.

Jude, 19, was hit in the face by a flying fish and at one point they were followed by a group of sharks.