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THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST ROW

KEY STATS

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Less than 20% of ocean rowers are female.

 

More people have climbed Everest than rowed an ocean.

Each rower took an average of 750,000 strokes on the crossing.

At its deepest the Atlantic ocean is 8.5km deep.

Each rower will use 800 sheets of toilet paper.

 

We had to consume 5000 calories a day and 10 litres of water.

There was no toilet – just a bucket!

We lost a crew average of 10kg crossing the Atlantic.

Check out last year's race:

TALISKER WHISKY ATLANTIC CHALLENGE

THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST ROW

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a rowing race like no other. It is the ultimate endurance race across the world's second largest ocean - the Atlantic. 

 

The Atlantic Ocean was first rowed in 1896. Since then there have been numerous epic voyages and records broken, yet more people have climbed Everest than have successfully rowed across the Atlantic.

 

In December 2021, approximately 30 crews set off to row the 3,000 nautical miles to Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua. The fastest crews may cross within a month, but over 80 days at sea is not unheard of.

 

We rowed non-stop, two hours on, one hour off, in a 23-foot ocean rowing boat. 

 

We were totally unsupported, carrying everything required for the race with us, because once we set off from La Gomera we only saw three boats on the horizon until our arrival in Antigua.

 

However, with careful preparation, plenty of support from family and friends and teamwork on the crossing, we made it to Antigua in record time.