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A RACE

from

LA GOMERA

to

ANTIGUA

DECEMBER 2023

TIMELINE

IT ALL STARTED WITH....

Summer 2021

Two enthousiastic souls connecting and deciding to dedicate the next two-and-a-half years of their lives to test their own endurance, mental and physical resilience and use this positive energy to raise money for charity; keep an eye on our socials to find out more about the cause soon!

FIRST PREPARATIONS

2021-2022

1. Learn how to row
2. Launch a campaign!
3. Find a whole lot of supporters, so… spread the word!

FIGGERING OUT...

2021-2022

...what equipment we need to make/buy
...how to balance and optimize our food intake
...how to build muscle and increase aerobic capacity
...how to sleep efficiently
...how to maintain our crew dynamic
...this is an ungoing list!

LEARN NEW STUFF!

2022

Like...
Essential navigation/seamanship skills
Maritime communications
Sea survival & first aid

BUY A BOAT

mid 2022

We've got our eyes on a DOR12. A Dutch designed and to-build ocean rowing boat. Designed bij Dick Koopmans and Mark Slats (TWAC race winner 2017 and 2020), build by the latter and Paul Dijkstra from Dijkstra Composites. We are looking for a company that is as excited as we are and wants to brand or name the boat and sponsor (a part) of the vessel!

GET AND STAY FIT!

2021/2022/2023

Prepare ourselves physically and mentally on the task ahead. Train. Train some more. And train some more!

START RACE!

12 december 2023

Put all the hard work and effort into practice, game's on!

WHAT's THE RACE ABOUT?

‘The World’s toughest Row’: the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge is a rough ocean crossing race, covering 3000 miles by rowing boat from La Gomera, Canary Islands to English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda. It’s an annual event organised by Atlantic Campaigns, it takes place in december. Every year there are around 30 teams joining. The row will be a non-stop challenge for us, two hours of rowing, two hours of self- and boatcare and resting. We take turns to keep the boat going westwards. In december 2023 we will take part in this epic journey!

 

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THE TEAM

Adventure is what brought Bea and Iris together; both always ready to engage in another quest and to chase the next dream on the horizon. This salty journey will definitely be the most epic expedition we have ever undertaken. We’re not (experienced) rowers at all, but as energized and excited as we are, we’re always going full throttle. It will be a hard challenge, undertaken with many shared laughs and tears. We are confident that this salty journey will be a worthy test of our own perseverance and limits.

 

Bea isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty while digging for gemstones. She loves to go out on expeditions into the mountains to search and dig for these precious litte ones.

 

 

Iris is working as a carpenter and last couple of years she’s been active at Sail Cargo Inc. This organisation is putting zero-emission shipping on the market. Iris has been part of the team that is making an awesome 45 meter wooden cargo vessel.

BEA B

Bea Palant (39)

Rower
IRIS B

hier kan een over-tekstje komen!

Iris Overdevest (28)

Rower

Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far they can go
– T.S. Eliot –

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