Concept Four Ocean Reunion crew Angus Collins, Gus Barton, Joe Barnett and Jack Mayhew have broken the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge race record after they arrived in Antigua with a time of 37 days and 9 hours.

The team rowed the tough rotation of 2 hours off, 2 hours on, 24 hours a day to beat the previous race record by 4 days.

Ocean Reunion showed determination and resilience from the very beginning, despite a tropical storm, sleep deprivation, seasickness and agonising salt rash.

Despite the challenges, Joe felt that the race went even better than they’d planned: “Before you leave you have all the irrational fears – like sharks! When you’re out there, you have more rational fears like the water-maker. You think about things more practically.”

Describing the moment they pulled in to the harbour, Gus said “It completely blew us away. We came around the corner and all of us just got goosebumps all over.”

The foursome, all of Uppingham School in the East Midlands, reunited to embark on the notoriously tough challenge, and have emerged with the highest ranking of success.

Following closely behind are RowLikeAGirl, with just over 100NM left to row! Bella Collins is the sibling of Angus Collins, which is a first in the race history. Success clearly runs in the family!

Concept Four Ocean Reunion crew Angus Collins, Gus Barton, Joe Barnett and Jack Mayhew have broken the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge race record after they arrived in Antigua with a time of 37 days and 9 hours.

The team rowed the tough rotation of 2 hours off, 2 hours on, 24 hours a day to beat the previous race record by 4 days.

Ocean Reunion showed determination and resilience from the very beginning, despite a tropical storm, sleep deprivation, seasickness and agonising salt rash.

Despite the challenges, Joe felt that the race went even better than they’d planned: “Before you leave you have all the irrational fears – like sharks! When you’re out there, you have more rational fears like the water-maker. You think about things more practically.”

Describing the moment they pulled in to the harbour, Gus said “It completely blew us away. We came around the corner and all of us just got goosebumps all over.”

The foursome, all of Uppingham School in the East Midlands, reunited to embark on the notoriously tough challenge, and have emerged with the highest ranking of success.

Following closely behind are RowLikeAGirl, with just over 100NM left to row! Bella Collins is the sibling of Angus Collins, which is a first in the race history. Success clearly runs in the family!