Whale of a Time row across the Pond!
Jemma Rix & Lauren Woodwiss
Jemma and Lauren are setting off to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean
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Welcome aboard and thank you so much for visiting our site.
On December 12th, we're attempting to row 3000 miles unsupported from La Gomera to Antigua, racing 27 other boats in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.
We're aiming to raise as much as possible for our 3 chosen charities, Cancer Research UK, Fareshare, and The Mintridge Foundation, so any support is HUGELY appreciated.
To learn more about each of our chosen charities please head to the charity page on our website (www.whaleofatime.co.uk/donate).
If you would like to see some photos of our journey to date, please head our photo album: to https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qs9txulnq3uwf9z/AAA9JKcqLvaOaUt30vwYWuyXa?dl=0
The challenge ahead
Anyone who knows us, knows we love a challenge, but we've never taken on anything on this scale before.
The race is estimated to last anywhere from 50 to 90 days and we've been warned to be prepared for anything - 40 foot waves, ocean storms, equatorial heat, and the occasional whale or shark popping by.
At the moment (!) we're planning to row in shift patterns of 2 hours on and 2 hours off, 24 hours a day. Whilst one of us rows, the other eats, sleeps, navigates, cleans the boat, and carries out any necessary repairs.
Our aim is to become only the 8th female pair in history to complete this crossing. In doing so, we'd also love to break the current female pairs World Record of 50 days, 7 hours. The record was set in 2001, some 17 years ago.
Our motivation to complete this massive challenge is simple: to raise as much money as possible for our 3 chosen charities, whilst also promoting much needed awareness for the issues surrounding global food waste and the environment.
From December 12th, you'll be able to follow our progress across the ocean on the race website
Event is completed
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