The rule

To row autonomously from the island of La Gomera in the Canaries to the island of Antigua in the Caribbean in the shortest possible time.

The keys

DeFavourable currents, good physical condition and a large dose of willingness and commitment.

The context

A line race of about thirty solo teams, with two, three, four or five rowers

Quelques chiffres

Each team will row more than 1.5 million strokes in one race.

The rowers will row an average of 12 hours a day.

More people have climbed Everest than rowed an ocean.

More than 6 million euros have been raised for charities around the world in the last 4 races.

At its deepest, the Atlantic Ocean is 8.5 km / 5.28 miles deep.

The waves faced can be up to 20 feet high.

Teams are supported 24 hours a day, 7 hours a week, by two shore-based service agents.

Two safety yachts support the participants. In 2013,a yacht sailed 16000kms.

In 2013, a marlin blue pierced the winning crew's hull with its beak.

In 2016the solo rower Daryl Farmer arrived in Antigua after 96 days, rowing without a rudder with which to steer for nearly 1200miles / 40 days..

The crossing record is held by a 4-man crew in 29 days and 14 hours.

Each rower should aim at consuming 10 litres of water per day.

The rowers burn over 5,000 calories per day.

There is no toilet on board - rowers use a bucket !

Each rower loses an average of 12kg while crossing the Atlantic!