We're proud to announce that Team Atlantic Row 2013, aka Dan Howie and Will North arrived into English Harbour, Antigua last night.
As well as completing the world's toughest rowing race, they won the pairs class in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, completing the 3,000 mile row in 53 days 9 hours and 30 minutes.
“We are ecstatic to have won our class in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Nothing could have prepared us for the treacherous conditions at sea and it feels phenomenal to have overcome the challenges and won our class. Thank you to all who have supported us along the way.” Dan Howie.
Challenge highlights for Will and Dan included dolphin sightings and being flanked by a pod of whales, which helped to boost morale for the pair whilst they battled against high seas, survived on freeze dried food rations and dealt with excruciating sores.
You can read all about their epic adventure by reading their blog.
The challenge consisted of a 24 hour a day rowing schedule, with Dan and Will each completing alternate two hour shifts until the 3,000 mile course was completed. Alongside the demand of the day-to-day rowing, both team members battled a series of testing circumstances such as waves reaching up to 50ft, the dangers of rowing a major shipping lane, deadly wildlife, physical exhaustion and sleep deprivation.
The aim to raise as much money as possible for three charities close to their hearts. They are Cancer Research UK, Leukemia & Lymphoma Research and St Anna’s. Donate to their causes here.