Victoria Carroll


Saf Greenwood


Tideway Odyssey: The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2020

In December 2020 we will be joining crews from all over the world to compete in 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. 

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. 

Read about our challenge here, get involved by partnering with us or simply sponsor us!

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. Neither imagined that a year later they would be going from river to ocean rowing by entering the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge! 

Atlantic rowing will take their ambitions to the extreme while also doing some pretty awesome fundraising.

Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge Ocean Rowing Boat with sponsorship

Become a Tideway Odyssey official partner!

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Find out more about how your company can raise its profile while supporting the use of sport to improve children’s wellbeing through fundraising, giving them a brighter future.  


  • 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!

Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2020 - The premier event in ocean rowing

Talisker Whisky Atlantic ChallEnge 2018

Change a life through sport

Our Atlantic row will support the Youth Sport Trust and London Youth Rowing - find out more about our fundraising on our Charity Partners page