3,126 MILES ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
The 'world's toughest' rowing race
12th December 2021 - 1st February 2022
SO WHAT IS THE
Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
Dubbed the "World's toughest rowing race" the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a gruelling
3000 mile unaided ocean row across the Atlantic from La Gomera to Antigua. To date, more people have climbed Everest than have rowed an ocean. During the row we were closer to astronauts on the International Space Station than someone on land.
"THE CURE FOR ANYTHING IS SALTWATER - SWEAT, TEARS OR THE SEA"
In December 2021 Adam and Charlie departed from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands, rowing around 1.5 million strokes, battling rogue waves and lost a total of 20kg between them to reach the finish line at English Harbour in Antigua. They faced huge mental and physical challenges whilst competing against 35 international teams, becoming the first married couple in the world to complete the race.
WE WENT THE DISTANCE
Canary Islands to Antigua
Facts about the race
1.5 million oar strokes
Utilising their tolerance of gruelling shift work the pair alternated shifts rowing 2 hours on, 2 hours off, 24/7 whilst battling the elements.
5000 calories burnt per day
Charlie lost 11kg body weight and 10% body fat whilst Adam lost 9kg and 10% body fat during the crossing.
10 litres water per day
They used their on board desalinator to make around 20-30L of drinking water a day.