17/12/2015. Today the rowers have been briefed for a 08:45 race start on Sunday 20th December. So now all our fingers are crossed for no major weather changes.

The rowers are still training hard, with about three more boats heading out tonight for extra training, but behind the scenes there are others diligently ‘working’ away. One such task is filming the event.

Capturing footage whilst at sea is difficult and requires great skill, however using a drone seems like an impossible task.

Today we are talking to Stefanie and Pete from Aerialworx who are aerial filming professionals. They’re use using a state-of-the-art drone with four propellers and a sophisticated ultra high definition camera which is carried underneath the drone. The camera steady gimbal keeps the picture level and stable for those ultra-smooth shots.

The drone is capable of flying to within a couple of meters of the boats and as high as 400 feet. Stef pilots the drone and skillfully moves it around the skies whilst Pete controls the camera turning it in any direction.  Its truly is a two-team effort as both of them need to know what the other is doing in order to capture amazing footage of the rowers as they head off on their Atlantic challenge.

17/12/2015. Today the rowers have been briefed for a 08:45 race start on Sunday 20th December. So now all our fingers are crossed for no major weather changes.

The rowers are still training hard, with about three more boats heading out tonight for extra training, but behind the scenes there are others diligently ‘working’ away. One such task is filming the event.

Capturing footage whilst at sea is difficult and requires great skill, however using a drone seems like an impossible task.

Today we are talking to Stefanie and Pete from Aerialworx who are aerial filming professionals. They’re use using a state-of-the-art drone with four propellers and a sophisticated ultra high definition camera which is carried underneath the drone. The camera steady gimbal keeps the picture level and stable for those ultra-smooth shots.

The drone is capable of flying to within a couple of meters of the boats and as high as 400 feet. Stef pilots the drone and skillfully moves it around the skies whilst Pete controls the camera turning it in any direction.  Its truly is a two-team effort as both of them need to know what the other is doing in order to capture amazing footage of the rowers as they head off on their Atlantic challenge.