In December 2021 Adam and Charlie will depart from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands, rowing around 1.5 million strokes, battling 30 ft waves and burning in excess of 5000 calories per day to reach the finish line at English Harbour in Antigua. They will face huge mental and physical challenges whilst competing against 30 international teams with their sights set on breaking the mixed pair record of 43 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes.
1.5 million oar strokes
5000 calories burnt per day
10 litres water per day
Utilising their tolerance of gruelling shift work the pair will alternate shifts rowing 2 hours on, 2 hours off, 24/7 whilst battling the elements.
They will take 60 calories per kg for each day, but food will be hard to stomach with seasickness and adjustments to cold ration pack meals.
Keeping hydrated is essential to maintain performance. The race is unsupported so the boat carries a water maker that desalinates sea water.