Atlantic Nomads - Atlantic Challenge 2021

The worlds toughest take on the world’s toughest race challenge while raising awareness and vital funds for homeless veterans.

Ever wondered what it would be like to cross the Atlantic in a rowing boat? 

Alabaré Homes for Veterans is thrilled to have been chosen as the official charity of the Atlantic Nomads as they take part right now in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.  The team of three civilians (2 men/1 lady) Tom, Taylor and James are rowing 3,000 plus miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua & Barbuda, rowing two hours on, two hours off for an anticipated 40 days straight (but has been known to have taken up to 87!).

They departed on 12th December and they hope to cross the finish line towards the end of January all being well. So far the crossing has been a lot calmer than in previous years which has made the going incredibly tough. We are avidly following updates and you are encouraged to do the same by downloading the YB Races APP from your app store which will allow you to follow in real-time their progress or by following their progress on social media at @AtlanticNomads on Twitter and Instagram - we are also sharing updates to our own social media channels. 

Please be inspired to support, sponsor, fundraise and cheer them on as they undertake this huge task in the Alabaré Homes for Veterans name.  

Here is a brief interview ahead of their departure in early December.

The challenge

  • 40-degree heat
  • Shark-infested waters
  • Exhaustion and hallucinations
  • Blisters and salt sores
  • Battling shipping lanes
  • Severe dehydration
  • Atlantic storms
  • 10 litres of water a day required per person
  • Over 6,000 calories a day required per person
  • The Atlantic is over 8.5km at its deepest

If you would like to show support and donate please visit their Just Giving page

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Note 12/11/2021 - Sadly Euan Fraser (4th crew member) has had to withdraw as he has picked up an injury which means he is unable to join the crew for the challenge. Unfortunately, that is sport! We wish him a speedy recovery.