In December 2023, Chantale Bégin, Isabelle Côté, Lauren Shea, and Noelle Helder will attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean to raise money for organizations on the frontlines of marine conservation and education.
Although the crossing will be part of an annual race, the Atlantic Challenge, we will be unsupported, carrying everything we need and rowing in pairs in two-hour shifts, 24 hours a day, for as long as it takes. We will battle mental and physical exhaustion, huge calorie deficits, heavy weather, and extreme sun exposure.
The race itself is only the final part of the journey. By the time we’re on the starting line in La Gomera, we will have been training intensely, taking courses, planning, strategizing, and fundraising for more than 2 years.