Monday, 5 November 2007

The Atlantic Six



From the http://www.atlanticsix.com/website

"An elite group of ocean rowers and endurance athletes in an all British team will attempt to break the World Record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. The team will be using a combination of state of the art technology and good old fashioned grit and determination.

The record was set way back in 1992 by a French crew in ‘La Mondiale’ in 35 days, 8 hours and 30 minutes. Confident in the ability of their boat and crew, the Offshore Shackers will row the 3,000 miles unsupported, setting off from La Gomera, Canary Islands on 2nd December 2007 – weather permitting- and aim to arrive into the picturesque setting of English Harbour, Antigua, Caribbean in early January 2008.

However, the physical part of this challenge is only half the story. In the weeks at sea the team will face tremendous mental hardships. Training mentally for this challenge is something that the team anticipate to be far harder than the physical challenge"