THE FIRST SWISS PAIR TO ROW ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
Dominic Schaub and Florian Ramp will take part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2019, the "World's Toughest Row."
Together, we are Team Atventure (= Atlantic Adventure). On the 12th of December we will start our row on the Canary Islands.
By supporting us, you will also support our charity, Spitex Zürich as we will donate everything that exceeds our costs. Thanks to TWINT, this process is as simple as it is fast.
3'000 miles / 4'800 km
~ 45 days
2 on / 2 off
6'000 - 10'000
The starting point of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is in La Gomera on the Canary Islands. The race finishes 3'000 miles / 4'800 km west in English Harbour, Antigua.
The Challenge is set to start on the 12th of December 2019. We expect to reach Antigua in the second half of January 2020. The world record for pairs stands at 37 days.
Most teams employ a "2 hours on, 2 hours off" rhythm. By alternating, they ensure that the boat is in motion at all times. Consequently, each team member is rowing for 12 hours per day.
We will load all our food onto the boat before the start of the race. We expect to use anywhere from 6'000 to 10'000 calories per day. Nonetheless, most rowers loose 8-12 kgs.
10 years ago, Florian (left) was having a great night out in Hong Kong and committed to do a 20 mile ocean row to an island the following day. In the boat was Martin, who had completed the Atlantic crossing in a pair (a boat of two). Ever since, Florian was thinking of taking on this challenge himself one day.
Dominic (right) first heard about the Atlantic Challenge during military service, as three team members of the first ever Swiss crew (Swiss Mocean, 2017) were part of his military unit.
Florian reached out to several potential team members, who all said “Great idea, but…”. Set to do the challenge in 2019, Florian approached Dominic early in January. To his big surprise, the answer was swift and simple: “Count me in! “
With 11 months to go, Florian and Dominic began their preparations.