You may think you know what it takes to row an ocean. But would you have the mental and physical endurance and determination to do it?
Storms, scorching sun and vanishing horizons aside, it essentially comes down to a simple pattern – eat, sleep, row, repeat… hour after hour, day after day.
The 2015 race champions, Ocean Reunion, did just this. In the process, they burnt a staggering 746,000 calories and rowed 4 million strokes over 3,000 nautical miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, to Antigua in the Caribbean. To top it off, they also became the overall race record holders having spent just over 37 days at sea!
Angus Collins, the team’s skipper, explains that the routine is one of eating enough calories, sleeping for two hours, rowing for two hours and then repeating that every day for over a month. All the while being cocooned on a small boat and facing the elements amidst 41 million square miles of ocean.
You can watch the incredible highlight reel of Ocean Reunion’s story here:
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