North Atlantic Row: World Record Challenge.

by Stephen Murphy in Reigate, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 1st February 2020 we successfully raised £30 with 2 supporters in 172 days

We aim to set a new world record by rowing across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to the UK for our chosen charity Team Rubicon UK.

by Stephen Murphy in Reigate, England, United Kingdom

We will set off from New York in the first available weather window in May 2020. We will then row unsupported until we reach the UK Mainland. We will cover a minimum of 3100 Nautical miles in between 42 and 60 days (dependent upon weather and conditions).

The west to east route is the most difficult way to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Previous crews who have attempted the route have had a 30% success rate.

The crew will row as two teams of 3 rowers. The routine on board will be 2 hours rowing followed by 2 hours resting. This will continue 24 hours a day from our departure until we make landfall in the UK. During our non-rowing down time the crew will need to complete maintenance tasks, prepare food and update social media.

It is our intention to make this one of the most social media friendly ocean crossings ever. Our intention is to blog and post content and videos on a daily basis. This will raise awareness for our cause as well as for any sponsors.

Team Rubicon UK

Our chosen charity is Team Rubicon UK: Using a military approach, they create order in the chaos caused by disaster, deploying teams of highly skilled volunteers to provide life-saving aid to those who need it most. Whether on UK soil or at the other side of the world, their objective is the same – to provide hope to those who have survived disaster, going where the need is greatest. Life in the armed forces is truly unique. Military skills and experience cannot be replicated in the civilian world. They repurpose those skills to the benefit of others. 

Please note: That 50% of the money donated will be rebated to Team Rubicon UK and 50% will be used by Atlantic 6 to cover their costs, until they are met. It is estimated that Atlantic 6 will have costs of up to £25,000.

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