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.

From December 2017 to January 2018, the Relentless crew raced across the Atlantic Ocean competing in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. The race started 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 Relentless raced across 5000km of open ocean towards the Carribean island of Antigua, completing the challenge in 32 days and 22 hours - a new record for a Republic of Ireland crew.

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 at the finish line of the Atlantic Challenge
The Relentless Crew at the finish line of the Atlantic Challenge

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