The Atlantic Rowing Race is an ocean rowing race from the Canary Islands to the West Indies, a distance of approximately 3000 miles.
The race was founded in 1997 by Sir Chay Blyth, now called The "Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge" - The World's Toughest Row. Since 2015, the race has been held annually starting each December.
The rowers endure rowing in 30ft waves, 1,000 miles from shore in the dead of night, sore and blistered, hungry and suffering sleep deprivation…
More people have climbed Everest than rowed an ocean. Being self-sufficient on 28 foot rowing boat for 35-40 days, continually rowing with a punishing shift pattern of 2-hours on 2-hours off, leading to extreme mental and physical exhaustion.
Burning 6,000 calories and 8 litres of water per man per day. You eat re-hydrated food, sleep in tiny cabins in over 30 degrees.
The toilet is a bucket.
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(solo, pairs, fours)
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