THE CHALLENGE


In 1966, British Paratroopers Chay Blyth and John Ridgway rowed across the North Atlantic from Cape Cod on the North American Coastline to Ireland. Their voyage was a 92 day battle against hurricanes, 50 ft waves, and a near starvation diet, and remains a benchmark for human adventure to this day.


Their trip laid the foundations for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile unsupported race from San Sebastian in the Canary Islands to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua.


This crew will be the first ever team of father and two sons to row an ocean, and aims to beat the 78 days taken by the only previous father and son Atlantic crossing.


The voyage is widely considered to be one of the toughest challenges on the planet, pushing those who attempt it to their limits. To this day, many more people have climbed Everest, reached the North Pole or ventured into space than have successfully rowed the Atlantic.

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