Ocean

I want to taste glory in each day and never be afraid to experience pain

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OUR CHALLENGE

 

The premier event in ocean rowing – The Tallisker Atlantic Challenge. A challenge that will take you 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 race structure brings together an environment where teams from across the globe gather in the race village San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands. The atmosphere is electric as people help each other prepare for the challenge of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. All with the same objective – to take on the unique experience of crossing an ocean in a rowing boat.

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.

The race offers different experiences to all involved. The challenge creates strong friendships and competitiveness gives way to the camaraderie that is required to complete the challenge. Upon finishing, rowers join a small community of friends that have shared the adventures of an ocean crossing. The mental and physical endurance will result in a life-changing achievement, that will never be forgotten.

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OUR GOAL

 

WHY WOULD

ANYONE

DO

THIS?

 Our aim is to inspire hope, belief and motivation for people of all ages who have, and still, deal with dark times. As a bunch of normal people, we aim to show the World that the anything is possible as we will row through darkness and light for 4800km across the vast Atlantic Ocean.  

OUR BOAT

 

Designed for trios, fours and five man crews, this is the most popular ocean rowing boat on the market. The R45 Elite took the Rannoch team over two years to design and build. It has been built to be as user friendly as possible, yet still the fastest four man boat in the oceans. Having broken nearly every record in the Atlantic, the R45 Elite is quite simply the best choice of boat for our adventure.

No. of Rowing Positions

Three

No. of Berths

Three/Four/Five

Length Overall

28.35ft

Load Waterline Length

25.43ft

Beam (canoe body)

5.71ft

Load Waterline Breadth

5.02ft

Hull Draught

1.05ft

Displacement (loaded)

2072.34lb

Overall Height (keel to cabin roof of canoe body)

5.12ft

Construction

Fibreglass

OUR TEAM

 
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Gearoid

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Shane

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Oisin

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Derek

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Eugene

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Frankie

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Dan

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Diarmuid

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Tom

OUR SPONSORS

 

We want to talk to sponsors who believe in dreaming big and supporting

average people making a difference in the World. Join us up front, in our journey

through the media, presentations and be part of history when we break the

World record for thefastest row acrss the Atlantic
 

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JOIN US

SUPPORT US WITH
YOUR TALENT

We need experts

We need all the help we can get so we can focus on rowing. What skills do you have? From social media to advice on sponsorship, every little will help

MAKE A DONATION

Financial Support

We are starting from the water up. From the boat to the safety equipment to food, every donation will go a long way. Every little bit helps, even the smallest amounts will make a huge difference.

SPONSOR US

Become a Partner

Get on board and we will show the world that you believe in achieving greatness. From mainstream media to our team providing motivational presentations to your teams, we can partner to achieve something special

 
 
 
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Rowing together, through the good times and the bad.

BELIEVE