Champions: Atlantic Row Grand Finale

We’re proud to announce that Dan Howie of ESH and Will North rowed into English Harbour, Antigua on Sun 26 Jan signalling the end of their participation in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and finishing an outstanding first in their ‘pairs’ category

The boys, aka Atlantic Row 2013, completed the world’s toughest rowing race, totalling 3,000 miles, in 53 days, 9 hours, 30 minutes and 4 seconds.  Challenge highlights included dolphin and shark sightings and being overtaken by a pod of whales, which helped boost morale whilst they battled against stormy weather, over 40 foot waves, excruciating sores, rolling (twice!) and surviving for nearly two months on freeze dried food rations!

Upon finishing, Dan Howie commented:  “We are ecstatic to have won our class in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.  Nothing could have prepared us for the treacherous conditions at sea and it feels phenomenal to have overcome the challenges and won our class.  Thank you to all who have supported us along the way.”

Donations can be made to their chosen charities at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=AtlanticRow2013.com.