If we can row an ocean, can you say no to a straw?
Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge - December 2018
Image courtesy of Rannoch Adventure
How can 3 office workers, whose biggest daily challenge is crossing London at rush hour, take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge - The World's Toughest Row. A feat fewer people have completed than have climbed Everest or have gone into space?
Setting out from the Canary Islands, we’ll row 3,000 miles day and night for over 7 weeks, overcoming physical and mental battles to reach our finish line in Antigua.The mission
Every second breath we take comes from our oceans, yet we're unleashing a plastic plague on them. 8 million tonnes a year, *the equivalent of 6,341 plastic bottles every second, is dumped into our ocean. Once in the ocean, it's broken down and ingested by fish and marine mammals, killing them and entering our food chain and tap water.
Number of bottles* dumped in the ocean
(since you've been on this page...)
We're aiming to raise significant funds for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) - the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife - and who are spearheading the fight against plastic pollution in the UK.
We want to spread the word to refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle.Read our mission
Tall, strong, athletic is the image of a typical rowing crew – think Steve Redgrave, Katherine Granger, those perfect specimens in the university boat race - well that’s not us!
We’re three friends who went for a couple of beers after an indoor climbing session and realised that together we could do something amazing! Somehow it still seemed a good idea the next day.Meet the crew