In December 2023, Chantale Bégin, Isabelle Côté, Lauren Shea, and Noelle Helder will attempt to row over 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness of the array of threats facing marine ecosystems and financial support for organizations on the frontlines of marine conservation efforts.
The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is an annual endurance race of epic proportions. We will be unsupported crossing in one of our world’s most unpredictable environments. We will battle fatigue, huge calorie deficits, heavy weather and challenging seas, mental exhaustion, and extreme sun exposure.
The plan is fairly simple: train hard, eat well, work hard, stay hydrated. We will row in pairs two hour shifts, followed by 2 hours of, well, everything else, 24 hours a day, for as long as it takes. We are training with the goal of winning the women’s division in 2023.
But the race itself is only the final part of the journey. It will take 2-3 years of intense training, meticulous planning, strategizing, fundraising, and education before we will even approach the starting line in La Gomera.