They did it! Congratulations to Joe Barnett, Gus Barton, Jack Mayhew and Angus Collins from Ocean Reunion, who were the first out of 26 teams from across the world to step on to Antiguan soil, winning their class in the world’s toughest row, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. They have broken the race record by completing the gruelling 3,000-mile race in 37 days 9 hours and 12 minutes. (The previous best time was 41 days, achieved by Team Locura in 2014).
Skipper Angus Collins commented on their win: “We’re ecstatic to have won the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and this huge welcome in Antigua has blown us away. It was incredibly tough and we’re so glad it’s over but it was such a fantastic experience. I wouldn’t do it again in a hurry but if any of these guys asked, I’d absolutely do it again.”
You can send your messages of congratulations over on the team’s Facebook page.
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