The World’s Toughest Row

Starting December 2023, we will row 3000 miles completely unassisted across the Atlantic Ocean.

40-60 Days At Sea

We will be on our own from the day we depart La Gomera until the day we reach Antigua’s shores, facing open ocean conditions. We will be challenged by ocean swells that are likely to be large enough to capsize our boat!

100% Female Powered

Our team of 4 adventurous women will take over 1.5 million oar strokes to power ourselves across the ocean, burning over 5000 calories a day.

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We’ll row 3000 miles around the clock in teams of 2: 2 hours on, 2 hours off.
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We’ll row 1.5 million oar strokes as a team over the course of 40-60 days.
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We’ll burn over 5,000 calories per person per day, as we each row 12 hours a day.

WE WILL BE SELF-SUFFICIENT CROSSING THE ENTIRE OCEAN

Self-Sufficient Means We Will:

An Endurance Race of Epic Proportions

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.

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The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is known as the world’s toughest ocean rowing expedition: 3000 miles unaided across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Rannoch Adventures Boat

Home, Sweet Home

We will be purchasing a state-of-the-art ocean row boat from Rannoch Adventure. This boat will be our home, carrying us and all of our supplies for the duration of our journey. Two water-tight hatches on either end serve as entry to sleeping quarters that can hold two people at a time along with gear. If it ever capsizes, the boat will right itself. We’ll be tethered to the boat, as we certainly don’t want to be separated from it!

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