The Atlantic Dash is a new ocean rowing event that will see crews set off from Marina Rubicon in Lanzarote and head for Jolly Harbour in Antigua, a journey of about 3,200 miles, making it the longest organised Ocean row in the world.
Our boat is less than 9 m long and 2 m wide with the main cabin being roughly 2/3 the size of a double bed. That space will be our entire world while we are at sea and the boat will be our life support system. There is no support vessel to come and resupply the crews taking part in the Atlantic Dash so we will have to be carrying everything that we need on board as we push off from the shores of Lanzarote. Food, safety equipment, medical kit, spares, tool kits, navigation and electrical equipment will all have to find a home on our tiny vessel.
During the row each member of the crew will.
As a crew they will have to deal with
Why are we going to put ourselves through all that……
When you look at al the hardship that we are going to be putting ourselves that’s a question that we get asked a lot……
Luckily, we have some good answers.
We get to represent Antigua! We all love our beautiful Island and to be able to claim a new world record and bring it home as an Antiguan crew is something that we are very proud to be able to do.
Inspire other young Antiguans. We want to be able to show other young adults in Antigua what is possible through teamwork and determination. We are working together with the Sports and Education minister Daryll Sylvester and plan to visit schools after the crossing to talk about our experiences at sea.
Raising money for charity. We are using the row as a platform to help raise funds for two local Antiguan Charities, The ST John Hospice and the National sailing academy. You can find out more about the incredible work that they do on our “Charity” page .