The Atlantic Rowing Race 2007

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The Atlantic Rowing Race 2007

History
In 1966 Chay Blyth and John Ridgway were the first pair to row across the Atlantic in the twentieth century, crossing from Cape Cod to Ireland in a time of 92 days. Over three decades later, in 1997, Sir Chay Blyth organised the first trans-Atlantic rowing race. There have been three further races in 2001, 2003, and 2005.

The Race
The Atlantic Rowing Race was reportedly the hardest rowing race in the world. Niall from the Pan Atlantic Team entered a pairs team with his friend James Burge. The fastest pairs boat completed the race in just over 40 days, which given the right conditions is certainly an attainable target. The Pan Atlantic Team aimed between them to row 24 hours a day (weather permitting), for the duration of the race and aimed to beat the time set by James Cracknell (Olympic Rower) and Ben Fogle (TV Presenter) of 49 Days and 19 Hours. All rowers were completely self-sufficient from start to finish. All food, water, navigation equipment, and safety equipment was stored on the boat.


It is very much a race for extreme athletes, it is about endurance and perseverance in the face of immense physical and psychological adversity. It is a continuous, unsupported race across the Atlantic, where you have to be completely self-sufficient for the duration of the race. It is a non-stop 24 hour a day event, with each of the Pan Atlantic Team taking shifts rowing throughout the night while the other attempts to get some sleep.

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