Stormy Sea

Our Challenge


  • One and a half million oar strokes across 3,000 miles of ocean.
  • Sleep deprivation, blisters and salt sores.
  • Battling the unpredictable Atlantic weather with waves of more than 20 feet high.
  • Rowing in pairs, two hours on, two hours off, 24 hours a day.

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the biggest event in ocean rowing. The race sets off on 12th December from La Gomera, the Canary Islands, heading for the finish line in Antigua & Barbuda. In 2019, crossing times ranged from 34 days to 76 days and the all-time 4-man crew record currently stands at 29 days and 14 hours and 34 minutes – a record that we’ve made it our mission to break.

More people have climbed to the summit of Mount Everest than have rowed the Atlantic. But we’re Royal Marines Commandos and facing challenges is what we do. We’re pushing ourselves to the extreme to raise awareness of mental health issues faced by those who serve in the Armed Forces – and to raise money for the charities that help.

And we need your support to help save lives.

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