The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the premier event in ocean rowing – A challenge that will take rowers more than 3,000 Miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands (off the coast of Africa) to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua.
The annual race begins in early December, with up to 30 teams participating from around the world. The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge brings together teams from all walks of life united by the same objective: to take on the unique challenge of crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a rowing boat. Teams battle with sleep deprivation, salt sores, and physical extremes inflicted by the race. Rowers are left with their own thoughts, an expanse of the ocean and the job of getting The Boat safely to the other side. I will be participating in the 2021 Atlantic Challenge.