2015 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

 

Viewed as one of the world's toughest endurance races the Atlantic Challenge is a 2,700 mile race from The Canary Islands to Antigua. The first race was held in 1997 and has continued every two years since then. 

 

We will depart in December of 2015 from the Island of La Gomera and arrive in English Harbor, Antigua approximately 50 to 90 days later; depending on the race conditions. Atlantic Campaigns provides on water support throughout the challenge if needed. However, teams will be disqualified from the race if they take any repair, food, or help during the crossing.

 

Ocean rowing boats are approximately 23 feet long and 6 feet wide. They are designed to be water tight and self-righting in the event of high seas. All boats are equipped with a water maker, GPS, navigation, life raft, med kit, and 90 days worth of food. We will be required to take several training courses before we depart including: Ocean Yachtmaster, Sea Survival, Marine Radio Short Range Certificate, and First Aid at Sea.

Route we will be taking 

Design of an ocean rowing boat 

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