Team Ethos is excited to be supporting the first ever official Royal Navy team to take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a grueling 3,000-mile unsupported row across the Atlantic Ocean!

In December 2019, four Royal Navy Submariners will be departing from the Canary Islands to reach Antigua a month later.  Their aim is to be the first team to cross the finish line, and to raise over £100,000 to provide mental health and well-being support to the Submarine community. After their spectacular launch event onboard HMS Victory (see video below) the team is now in the on-water training phase preparing physically,
logistically and mentally for the Atlantic challenge.  Follow the team’s progress on their extraordinary challenge.


Images and video by kind permission of Alligin Photography & AJPMedia.com


The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

The premier event in ocean rowing – A challenge that will take competitors more than 3000 Miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain (28oN 18oW) to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda (17oN 61oW). 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 an ocean in a rowing boat. The atmosphere is electric as people help each other prepare for the challenge of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. 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.

EACH TEAM WILL ROW IN EXCESS OF 1.5 MILLION OAR STROKES OVER THE RACE

THE WAVES THE ROWERS WILL EXPERIENCE CAN MEASURE UP TO 20FT HIGH.

EACH ROWER LOSES ON AVERAGE 12KG CROSSING THE ATLANTIC!

ROWERS WILL ROW FOR 2 HOURS, AND SLEEP FOR 2 HOURS, 24 HOURS A DAY.

THERE IS NO TOILET ON BOARD – ROWERS USE A BUCKET!

MORE PEOPLE HAVE CLIMBED EVEREST THAN ROWED AN OCEAN.

EACH ROWER NEEDS TO AIM TO CONSUME 10 LITRES OF WATER PER DAY.

ROWERS BURN IN EXCESS OF 5,000 CALORIES PER DAY.

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