The Four Oarsmen win The Atlantic Challenge
The Four Oarsmen stepped ashore in Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua outright winners of the 3,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and new race record holders.
Starting in La Gomera in the Canaries on December 14th, the four rugby players have taken just 29 days, 14 hours, 34 minutes to row the Atlantic, a herculean challenge, and smashed the record. They are the the fastest team in history to row across the Atlantic Ocean! The Four Oarsmen have maintained a blistering pace, leading right from the start which is exceptional for a team of four novice rowers.
Under constant pressure from the chasing fleet just a few miles astern, The Four Oarsmen have suffered blistered hands and sore buttocks but remained determined and focused on the challenge. The team of 6’4” rowers end-to-end are over 2 feet longer than the boat, which ensured the 3,000 miles were in “cosy” conditions, a testament to the four rowers’ friendship and determination.