3,000 MILES ACROSS THE OCEAN
The world's toughest rowing race
It’s happening on 12th December 2021
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 will be appropriately socially distanced; we will be closer to astronauts than someone on land.
"THE CURE FOR ANYTHING IS SALTWATER - SWEAT, TEARS OR THE SEA"
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 36 international teams with their sights set on breaking the mixed pair record of 43 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes.
WE'RE GOING THE DISTANCE
Canary Islands to Antigua
Facts about the race
1.5 million oar strokes
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.
5000 calories burnt per day
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.
10 litres water per day
Keeping hydrated is essential to maintain performance. The race is unsupported so the boat carries a water maker that desalinates sea water.