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Tideway Odyssey: The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2020

The premier event in ocean rowing,  The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge will see us row over 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from San Sebastian in La Gomera to Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua & Barbuda. 


The race begins in December 2020 with up to 30 teams participating from all over the world.  We will battle with sleep deprivation, salt sores, and physical extremes inflicted by the race. Left with just our own thoughts, an expanse of the ocean and the job of getting the boat safely to the other side. 


 Race Facts...


  • Each team will row in excess of 1.5 million oar strokes over a race.
  • Rowers will row for 2 hours, and sleep for 2 hours, constantly, 24 hours a day, for as long as it takes.
  • Over € 6million has been raised for charities worldwide over the past 4 races.
  • At its deepest, the Atlantic Ocean is 8.5 km/5.28 miles deep.
  • The waves the rowers will experience can measure up to 20 ft high.
  • Each rower needs to aim to consume 10  litres of water per day.
  • Rowers burn in excess of 5,000 calories per day.
  • Each rower loses on average 12 kg crossing the Atlantic!

Victoria Carroll

Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge Ocean Rower Victoria Carroll

Saf Greenwood

Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge Ocean Rower Saf Greenwood

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Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge Ocean Rowers Victoria Carroll and Saf Greenwood

Where it all began...

In July 2018 Saf walked into Vesta Rowing Club with the hopes of learning to row and making new friends. This is where she met VC, who was coaching the squad. Fast forward a year and they are now planning to take their rowing ambitions to the extreme!

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