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The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the premier event in ocean rowing - a challenge that will take rowers more than 3000 miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands to Nelson's Dockyard English Harbour in Antigua & Barbuda.


The annual race begins in early December with up to 30 teams participating from around the world.

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge brings together teams from all walks of life united by the same objective: to take on the unique challenge of crossing an ocean in a rowing boat!

The atmosphere is electric as people help each other prepare for the challenge of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Teams battle with sleep deprivation, salt sores, and physical extremes inflicted by the race. Rowers are left with their own thoughts, an expanse of the ocean and the job of getting the boat safely to the other side.

The race offers different experiences to all involved. The challenge creates strong friendships and competitiveness gives way to the camaraderie that is required to complete the challenge. Upon finishing, rowers join a small community of friends that have shared the adventures of an ocean crossing. The mental and physical endurance will result in a life-changing achievement that will never be forgotten.



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Atlantic Campaigns are the race organisers and owners of the race. Atlantic Campaigns staff have over 50 years of ocean rowing experience and an inherent dedication and passion for the sport.

Atlantic Campaigns see the race as a platform to nurture and create future greatness. The characters that take part become role models and sometimes even mentors for future teams.

Atlantic Campaigns' main consideration is safety, but the rowers' success and achievement of their dreams follow closely behind. Atlantic Campaigns pride themselves in being there from start to finish and beyond.

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