Atlantic Splash is the story of five ordinary blokes taking on an extraordinary adventure. No top of the draw rowers, no seasoned round the world adventurers, no incredible athletes, just a bunch of good friends from the South Coast of England. All of us are usually found in coastal rowing boats, racing all around the Kent and Sussex shorelines. This time, however, the boat and the challenge are slightly different.
On December 3rd 2013, we will take on the challenge of a lifetime: The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Race. Setting off from San Sebastian de La Gomera, Canaries Islands, in our endeavour to row across the Atlantic. Throughout the 3000 miles journey to the finish line in Antigua, following the route once opened by Columbus, we will face tropical storms, 30 feet waves, physical and mental exhaustion, startled sea life, daily cohabitation on board a vessel less than seven metre long and ten to twelve hours of rowing in a continuous night and day 2-hour shift pattern. Some sort of holiday!
On our way to the finishing line, we are looking to raise funds in excess of 200,000 both to get our project going (The costings are expected to be in the region of 70,000) and to be distributed to our five chosen charities, splitting the money raised equally between all of them. These are the Great Ormond Street Hospital (Terry Neal), the Tall Ships Youth Trust (Tom), the British Heart Fundation (Neal, Terry Marc) and the Macular Disease Society (Bastien).
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