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More people have been into space

More people have

been into space

than rowed The Atlantic

3,000

MILES

Antigua

Canary
islands

DragonFish powered by

Race sponsor

ANTIGUA

CANARY
ISLANDS

3,000
MILES

DragonFish powered by

Race sponsor

The Challenge

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the premier event in ocean rowing and the Worlds toughest row – A challenge that will take rowers more than 3000 Miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Spain to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua.
The race takes participants over 3,000 miles unaided across the Atlantic Ocean. More people have reached the summit of Everest or travelled into space than have successfully rowed an ocean.

Time until
the race starts

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

The World's
Toughest Row

In December 2022, we will depart La Gomera, Canary Islands aiming to be the first “Pairs rowers” to reach Antigua. Once clear of the harbour in La Gomera we will be on our own until we reach Antigua. Out on the ocean we will be completely self-sufficient as we propel the 23ft boat for more than 3,000 nautical miles…
An endurance race like no other, rowers can be at sea for over two months during which they will be pushed to their physical, mental and emotional limits.
‘Steve and Pete will experience sleep deprivation, exhaustion, hallucinations, isolation, extreme weather and other vulnerabilities as well as health, nutrition and hydration issues.’

Waves can measure
up to 30 feet high

In the 2020 race, 3 boats were punctured by Marlin

Rowers lose an average of 15 kg’s of body mass during the row

More people have been in space than have rowed an ocean
We will row 2 hours on and 2 hours off all day every day
We will row in excess of 1.5 million oar strokes
More people have stood on the Summit of Mount Everest than have rowed an ocean
Fastest pairs crossing record is just over 32 days.

At it’s deepest point,
the Atlantic Ocean
is 5 miles deep

At the mid point we will be closer to the ISS than to any landmass

Waves can measure
up to 30 feet high

In the 2020 race,
3 boats were punctured
by Marlin

Rowers lose an average of 15 kg’s of body mass mass during the row
More people have
been in space than have
rowed an ocean
We will row
2 hours on and 2 hours off
all day every day

We will row in excess
of 1.5 million oar strokes

More people have stood on the Summit of Mount Everest than have rowed an ocean

Fastest pairs crossing
record is just over 32 days.

At it’s deepest point,
the Atlantic Ocean
is 5 miles deep

At the mid point we will be closer to the ISS than to any landmass

The Team

Peter Wright

Finance Director

Prosperity 24/7
‘Pete is a passionate supporter of local charities and has been actively fundraising for several years. Extreme sporting challenges have become part of his DNA.’

Previous challenges:

  • Marathon des Sables
  • Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc
  • Dragons Back
  • Jungle Marathon
  • Marathon pulling 1 tonne car
  • Western States 100 mile race

Steve Hayes

Hotel Manager

Somerville Hotel
‘Rowing the Atlantic has been at the top of my adventure bucket list for many years. I’m confident that we have the mindset and camaraderie to succeed in the challenge. It really is an opportunity of a lifetime.’

Previous challenges:

  • Solo Channel Swim
  • Yukon Arctic Ultra (Winner)
  • Triple Ironman (Winner)
  • Jungle Marathon
  • Tor des Geants
  • Spine Race

Become a sponsor

With operational costs in excess of £100k we couldn’t hope to succeed without the partnerships we will build through sponsors. We have a range of different sponsorship packages for companies big and small but we are also very happy to offer bespoke packages that best suit your business requirements. Feel free to call us on +44 (0) 7700 706451 or email challenge@dragonfishrow.com to discuss.
As a sponsor you will benefit in many different and exciting ways throughout the campaign. We want to ensure that your business gets what it needs so please contact us and let’s start a conversation!

Title Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

£ 15,000

2 more available

Silver Sponsor

£ 10,000

2 more available

Bronze Sponsor

£ 5,000

2 more available

£250 Club

£ 250

For small local businesses or individuals who want to get involved.

Current Sponsors

Title sponsor

Gold sponsors

Silver
sponsors

Bronze
sponsors

250 club members

Our Causes

We are passionate about conservation and are supporting the first Rewild Carbon project in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. The project aims to restore 4,500 hectares of vital forest corridors by 2030.

Beth Gallichan from Durrell advised, ‘Durrell’s mission as a charity is to save species from extinction, but in order to save species, you also need to save their habitat. We have worked to restore and protect some of the most threatened habitats on the planet over the last 60 years. This not only saves species, it has the added benefit of capturing and sequestering carbon, repairing the damage humans have caused to nature.’
 

Steve and Pete’s families have been impacted by a cancer diagnosis, and Macmillan are an organisation they are keen to support.

Macmillan provide invaluable support to individuals, and their families, with any type of cancer and at any stage.

Team DragonFish are honoured to support this wonderful organisation.

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