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Race Route and Rules



Our teams will row more than 3,000 nautical miles across the world’s second largest ocean, the Atlantic. Rowers will head west from San Sebastiean in La Gomera (28oN 18oW) to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua (17oN 61oW). Once they leave the safety of the harbour they’ll be on their own, on the vast ocean and at the mercy of the elements, until the race comes into its final stretch.



  1. The boat shall be raced with the correct number of persons on board at all times.
  2. Before the race starts, each team shall have rowed their boat for a minimum of 24 hours, at least of 12 of those during the hours of darkness.
  3. The oars used shall not have blades exceeding 1,530cm2
  4. Only flags authorised by the Race Organiser shall be hoisted or carried during the race
  5. Each competitor shall hold a valid Ocean Rowing Course Certificate, RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship, RYA First Aid at Sea, RYA Sea Survival and a VHF Radio Licence.
  6. No outside assistance shall be permitted throughout the duration of the race
  7. Apart from the use of a watermaker, collection of rainwater and fishing, no boat shall receive any re-supplies of food, drink or equipment during the race.

To see the race rules in full, visit Atlantic Campaigns Race Rules