In December 2021 the Atlantic Nomads will be rowing across the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. This challenge will take the team more than 3000 miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, the Canary Islands to Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour, 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 challenge of crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a rowing boat.
We will be battling sleep deprivation, salt sores and physical extremes as well as being left on our own to tackle the relentless challenges an ocean has to throw at us. Rowing two hours on and two hours off, day and night, there will be no rest-bite from the power of the Ocean.
The most important piece of equipment to get us safely across the Ocean is of course our boat. We have been very fortunate and have bought "Doris" a 28ft ocean rowing boat which completed the crossing last year with team Rowhhome. She will be our our only protection from the forces of the Atlantic and the weather so she really is the most important member of the team. Doris has two small cabins at the bow and stern which is where the team will be spending their rest time and hiding away from any Atlantic storms - but as you can see from the photos its a pretty tight fit!