The On Shoulders of Giants Atlantic row team have set off on their epic 3000-mile voyage from La Gomera, Canary Islands to English Harbour, Antigua.
The crew of four are taking on ‘the world’s toughest rowing race’ in support of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and Pursuing Independent Paths and have already raised a brilliant amount of support and awareness for two important causes.
Not content with completing the row of a lifetime, the OSOG team are aiming to win the race, all the while battling squalls, storms, seasickness and sunstroke to name but a couple of the obstacles they’re taking on.
During the course of the race, each rower will complete over 1 million strokes in order to propel their 25ft boat across the ocean. The guys will row for 2 hours on, 2 hours off 24 hours a day – including over Christmas while the rest of us are tucking into pigs in blankets and terrible cracker jokes.
The On Shoulders of Giants team are following in the sizeable footsteps of John Davidson who rowed the Atlantic solo in the same race last year in support of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. John completed the row in a boat aptly named the ‘Mad Giraffe’, which sported the vibrant Doddie Tartan for all to see.
We wish the OSOG team the very best of luck and will be following their progress closely.
If you want to track the team during the race, you can do so here: https://www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com/2020-race-entrants/
To donate to the team, visit their donation page here:
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