RACE FACTS

  • Each team will row in excess of 1.5 million oar strokes over a race.

  • Rowers will row for 2 hours, and sleep for 2 hours, constantly, 24 hours a day.

  • More people have climbed Everest than rowed an ocean.

  • Close to $7million has been raised for charities worldwide over the past 4 races.

  • At its deepest, the Atlantic Ocean is 8.5km/5.28 miles deep.

  • The waves the rowers will experience can measure up to 20ft high.

  • Each rower is expected to use 800 sheets of toilet paper during their crossing.

  • Each rower needs to aim to consume 10  litres  of water per day.

  • Rowers burn in excess of 5,000 calories per day.

  • There is no toilet on board – rowers use a bucket!

  •  Each rower loses on average 25 pounds

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