The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge will take us 3000 miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain (28 ‘N 18 ‘W) to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda (17 ‘N 61 ‘W).
Team excelsioar will row 2 hours on 2 hours off, 24 hours a day for as long as it takes to get to Antigua, battling the elements, sea-sickness, dehydration and sleep deprivation to reach our goal. Other things to contend with include, 30ft high waves, storms, hallucinations, salt sores, blisters (on hands, bum, you name it!), the risk of capsize, sharks, and the less than glamorous toilet facilities (a bucket on deck).
Thames Hospice is the local charity providing expert care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. A vital part of their work is also supporting their families and carers.
It costs £12 million every year to keep the Hospice running. They rely on the community for over 50% of the funds they have to raise annually to provide services free of charge, 365 days a year, to the people who need them.
Domestic Abuse Stops Here. DASH provide specialist support to adults and children experiencing mental health issues, modern slavery, immigration, trafficking, homelessness and complex needs associated with Domestic Abuse, empowering them to live a life beyond crisis and ensuring their voices are heard.
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To reach the start line we need to raise around £50 for each of the 3000 miles we’ll row across the Atlantic.
- £5 buys a single meal during the crossing (we’ll need 5000+ calories each per day!)
- £25 goes towards medical supplies for our unsupported crossing
- £50 goes towards our water maker, to let us turn seawater into drinking water
- £100 goes towards essential safety and navigation equipment
- £750 buys a pair of oars
- £1000 goes towards our boat - our home for the duration of the crossing!
All equipment will be sold after the event and proceeds donated to our two charities.