In January 2012, Atlantic Odyssey will be running an Atlantic E-W crossing of the Atlantic from Tarfaya Morocco to Port St. Charles, Barbados.
The aim of this expedition is become the first crew in history to break the sub-30 day barrier; ocean rowing’s very own 4 minute mile.
Selected from 9 different rounds of sea trials that began in April 2011, the team that has emerged to take on this challenge has already formed a good bond and all involved are now training hard to make the possible a reality!
The crew will row in a 2hr on, 2hr off shift pattern from the second the clock starts in early January and will need to maintain a speed average of around 3.9 knots for the whole of the expedition to achieve our aim.
This will be fuelled by each man consuming between 5,000 – 6,000 kcal everyday while expending somewhere close to 12,000kcal in a 24hr period.
Not to be underestimated
Of the countless team’s that have taken to the Atlantic trying to set the fastest time ever, the sub-30 day barrier has so far remained elusive. The 1st team to break this barrier will achieve, what has seemed for many involved, the unassailable mark in the sports history.
We have a huge range of experience in the boat and come from many different backgrounds but the stand out fact for each member is their rowing history. This, coupled with a strong team ethic, has seen “Sara G” reach new heights in the sea trials this year – so watch this space for more to come in January 2012!
Click and hold on the above map to pan across the crew’s intended journey or use the left-hand-corner buttons to zoom in.