Matteo Perucchini (34) from Varese has won a close battle between the soloists in the world’s toughest row, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. 26 teams left La Gomera in the Canary Islands on the 20th December. Matteo completed the challenge in 52 days 3 hours and 26 minutes.

The Italian took on the Challenge to raise money for two charities, Cardiac Risk in the Young and Associazione Neuroblastoma.

Matteo comments on his race: “It feels fantastic to be here in Antigua; I’m quite overwhelmed if I’m honest. 52 days of no one but myself and now I’m surrounded by all these people. It was a dream of mine for 10 years to do this and I’m so glad that I have, but I wouldn’t do it again, it’s time to find a new dream.”

Matteo grew up on Lake Maggiore and his love of water and boats grew from a very early age. Matteo now lives in Cambridge where he works in Pharmaceuticals.

Matteo Perucchini (34) from Varese has won a close battle between the soloists in the world’s toughest row, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. 26 teams left La Gomera in the Canary Islands on the 20th December. Matteo completed the challenge in 52 days 3 hours and 26 minutes.

The Italian took on the Challenge to raise money for two charities, Cardiac Risk in the Young and Associazione Neuroblastoma.

Matteo comments on his race: “It feels fantastic to be here in Antigua; I’m quite overwhelmed if I’m honest. 52 days of no one but myself and now I’m surrounded by all these people. It was a dream of mine for 10 years to do this and I’m so glad that I have, but I wouldn’t do it again, it’s time to find a new dream.”

Matteo grew up on Lake Maggiore and his love of water and boats grew from a very early age. Matteo now lives in Cambridge where he works in Pharmaceuticals.