The Race

The Race


 

   A 5000km trip across the big pond

La Gomera to Antigua Route
La Gomera to Antigua Route

The Challenge

Known as one of the toughest challenges on earth, made more difficult by raging seas, howling winds, sharks, blisters and salt rashes, sunstroke and sleep deprivation, there is little wonder that a mere 500 people have completed, whilst almost ten times that number have been to the summit of Mount Everest and nearly twice the number have been into space.

This December, the Relentless crew will race across the Atlantic Ocean competing in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. The race starts in La Gomera, a Canary Island steeped in Maritime History. It was from this very island that Christopher Columbus set sail in search of the “New World” some 500 years ago. From here they shall race across 5000km of open ocean towards the Carribean island of Antigua.

The current record stands at 35 days. We can beat this with a little trust in the weather and some help from you along the way!

 

How did the Relentless Crew take on this Challenge?

Quite simply we believe that you only get one shot at life, so live it large!

In the hospitals we work in, we are faced almost daily with the fragility of the human condition. Life is a wondrous thing, but it's fleeting brevity compels us to act on our dreams here and now.

Who knows what is around the corner for us, for all of us, so we urge you not to delay. They say that you don't choose dreams, but rather they choose you. What are you waiting for? Get busy living, get busy chasing!

In the wise and exceedingly dulcet sayings of the illustrious Louise Prima, "Enjoy Yourself It's Later Than you Think".

The Relentless Crew competing in the Ocean to City race in Cork - June 2017
The Relentless Crew competing in the Ocean to City race in Cork - June 2017

Follow the Relentless Crew on the Race Tracker below

See the routes taken during the 2016 challenge below, the Race Tracker will be updated at the start of the 2017 race so you can follow the Relentless Crew during the row.