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Row the Danube!

EC CommunityJames Hipkiss

We are attempting to row from the highest navigable point on the Danube (Ulm, in the Black Forest in Germany) down to the Black Sea Delta, then continuing south through the Black Sea to finish in Istanbul. This is a distance of over 3200km, beginning in the heart of Europe and passing through (or past) ten countries on the way to finishing on the western fringes of Asia.

We'll be rowing in shifts of 1-hr each, needing to cover at least 100km per day to remain on target. As well as dodging the massive shipping that passes down the Danube and navigating through locks and hydroelectric facilities, we will then need to cope with ocean rowing conditions in the Black Sea.