THE RACE

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is considered to be the toughest rowing race in the world and leads from the Canary Islands almost 5000 km across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. The race represents a mental and physical borderline experience. It is therefore not surprising that more people have reached the summit of Everest than have successfully rowed across an ocean. Thanks to the worldwide public awareness, we and our sponsors have the opportunity to use the race as a platform for our interests.

+/- 35

teams leave La Gomera (SPA) in December

50’000

calories each rower burns per week

1.5

million rowing strokes each team

10

litres of water each rower needs per day

12

kg of bodymass each rower looses on average while crossing the Atlantic

20

feet high waves are expected on the ocean

NONSTOP IN 2H SHIFTS

Once the rowers have left the coast of La Gomera, the elements, unnatural sleeping habits and the stormy sea will put the team to the test both mentally and physically. They rely exclusively on their own muscle power. Except for route guidance and interpretation of weather conditions, they may not receive any outside assistance until they arrive in English Harbour, Antigua. Rowing during the race is done in tandem shifts: 2 hours rowing, 2 hours resting. Experience shows that the crossing takes between 29 and 60 days for a four-man team. The time between shifts is used for eating, navigation, washing, sleeping and boat maintenance.

EQUIPMENT

Rowing is done in an ocean rowing boat with cabins at the bow and stern and a total weight of about 900kg. The drinking water is obtained from the ocean through a solar-powered desalination plant. All necessary equipment such as food, safety equipment, medical equipment and cooking gas for the entire crossing must be on board from the moment of departure.

FROM THE RACE START UNTIL THE FINISH

For us as «SWISS RAW» the preparation and buildup phase until the start in December 2021 is as important as the race itself.

With our training concept, careful planning and full commitment, we do our best to make our dreams come true and to row across the Atlantic as fast as possible.

THE PREPARATION

Since April 2019 we have been training hard for the realization of our dream. Up to now, rowing training, technique, strength and the right nutrition have been the main focus.

Thanks to the support of the Rowing Club Hallwilersee , the basics of rowing could be learned and rowing experience could be gained.
Now the rowing technique has to be further developed and become better and more efficient day by day.

Within the team, a precise time schedule was drawn up with the corresponding stage and development goals.

TO THE TEAM

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To finance the project, we are looking for supporters.