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I’m taking on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – one of the world’s toughest nautical challenges. It’s the ultimate test in mental stamina, physical strength and endurance.

The race is a 3,000 miles (4,700kms) ocean row which starts from La Gomera, Canary Islands, and finishes in English Harbour, Antigua.

This is an international event, professionally organised and fully supported. The race has strict rules and regulations, and the organisers insist that ALL mandatory safety courses are completed prior to racing. Each boat must be built to specifications and be fully equipped with the latest safety gear and navigational equipment.

It was devised in 1966, by Sir Clay Blyth while he was rowing the North Atlantic with John Ridgeway. Their journey was a 92 day battle against hurricanes, 50 foot waves and starvation, proving this undertaking is one of the most perilous sporting challenges on Earth.

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More people have climbed Mt Everest than have successfully rowed the Atlantic ocean.....

I will endure

  • Extreme Conditions

  • Mother Nature

  • Powered only by human strength, spirit, endurance and determination

  • Sleep Deprivation

  • Sea Sickness

  • Salt Sores

  • Isolation

  • Solitude