Up to 25
rowing teams comprised of solo rowers, pairs and fours will set off from La
Gomera in the Canary Islands and compete to be the first to cross the finish
line 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in Antigua.
Each team will be completely self-sufficient
– generating electricity from solar panels, filtering water from the Ocean and
eating food all stored on board. Our team will experience extreme sleep
deprivation, hallucinations, severe weight loss, physical pain and
psychological exhaustion as we row around the clock in 2 hour shifts that could
last up to 90 days. The journey is perilous as the team has to navigate through
storms, 50ft waves, oil tankers, sharks and whales while keeping the equipment
running and each other sane! At present more individuals have successfully
climbed Everest and travelled into space than rowed across the Atlantic
Square One Atlantic currently
comprises of – Sean Lannon, a software engineer and Lee Felton, a Biology teacher
We have no previous experience with rowing. We also have no previous experience with drowning.