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? Well, we are about to find out.

Alabaré Homes for Veterans is both thrilled and thankful to have been chosen as the official charity of the Atlantic Nomads as they take part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge this December.  The team of three civilians (2 men/1 lady) Tom, Taylor and James will row 3,000 plus miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua & Barbuda, rowing two hours on, two hours off for an anticipated 35 days straight (but has been known to have taken up to 87!). Be inspired to support, sponsor, fundraise and cheer them on. 

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. To follow updates you are encouraged to download the YB Races APP from your app store which will allow you to follow in real-time their progress and to follow them on social media at @AtlanticNomads on Twitter and Instagram

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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.