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news - Oarsome Challenge to take part in cross-atlantic rowing race

Dec 06 2009


The race is described as “The Toughest Rowing Race on Earth” by the organisers Woodvale Challenge and requires the teams to row 2500 Nautical miles (2,876 miles, 4.630 Kilometres say it quick and it doesn’t seem that much) from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua.

Rowing alternately two hours on and two hours off the team members Mick and Anton will each row for 12 hours a day. They will have to overcome the challenges of the Atlantic weather and waves up to 30 feet high as well as the awesome challenge of pushing their bodies to the absolute limit.

Once they have started there are no stops along the way, this means that they have to be self sufficient in terms of food and water. If they have to have any food or water brought to them, they will be disqualified from the race.

The race takes on average 55-60 days to complete for a two person crew like Oarsome Challenge.  The record for the row is 36 days which was set in a four man boat, whereas single rowers can take up to 100 days!

Oarsome Challenge

Atlantic Rowing Race 2009