Jessica, Joe, Lauren, and Jess from team In Deep Ship are embarking on an extraordinary adventure today: The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.
A team of 4 rowers in a rowing race may sound simple, but add 3000 miles, up to 50 days at sea and you quickly learn this is a huge challenge. And it can’t be underestimated how dangerous this challenge could be. In Deep Ship will come across 20 ft waves, row over sea valleys 5 miles deep, and battle against huge storms – more people have climbed Everest than completed this challenge!
Some fun facts:
- Each team will row in excess of 1.5 million oar strokes during a race.
- Each rower is expected to use 800 sheets of toilet paper during their crossing and there is no toilet on board – rowers use a bucket!
- Rowers burn in excess of 5,000 calories per day and the average rower loses around 8kg during a crossing.
The team has come together to fundraise for charities they all believe in and like the team members, their charities span the globe. They aim to raise £60,000 which will be split equally between Crisis UK, Covenant House Vancouver, and Anthony Nolan. If you would like to donate click here.
Good luck In Deep Ship – Covenant House Vancouver is cheering you on!