18/12/2015 – At 11.00 AM today the rowers were called in for a briefing which was led by Carsten Heron Olsen (Race Organizer) and Ian Crouch (Head Duty Officer).  The purpose was to run through the start of the challenge on Sunday and also give guidance for the finish in Antigua in the New Year.   A dress rehearsal for the staggered race start has been planned for tomorrow at 07:30 am.  For the rowers this will be the start of many early mornings to come!

After the briefing, Yorkshire Rows (a team of four working mums), set up about addressing a pivotal communication issue.  Yesterday when they had re-set their ‘red box’ the Wi-Fi connection was wiped.  In layman’s terms their satellite phone and pc are connected to the ‘red box’ which then allows them to send and receive messages and pictures effectively.

This means of communication is of fundamental importance out on the water ensuring they can keep that key line of communication open with family and friends.   These shared messages help spur them on to the finish line and lets them know that, even though they won’t have seen anyone else for weeks on the ocean,  they are not alone.

Luckily for the Yorkshire Rows team, having spent the whole of today on the phone (ironically) with their technical support team, they managed to find a resolution and are now back on track.

As the crossing begins on Sunday 20th December,  we are looking forward to reading their messages from  the Atlantic Ocean, and those from all of the courageous teams .

Team Beyond, Atlantic Challenge, Atlantic Drifters, Oarsome Buoys, Facing It, Team Hesco, Square One Atlantic, Rowing4Rascals, Atlantic Answer, All Beans No Monkeys, Team Wadadli, Atlantic Castaways, Cranial Quest, Sogno Atlantico, Atlantic Lions, Sea Rover, Thrift Energy Atlantic Challenge, Lattitude 35, Ocean Reunion, Atlantic Buoys, Coventry Five-O, Row Like a Girl, Row2Recovery, Persil Atlantic Waterbabies  and Atlantic Endurance.

18/12/2015 – At 11.00 AM today the rowers were called in for a briefing which was led by Carsten Heron Olsen (Race Organizer) and Ian Crouch (Head Duty Officer).  The purpose was to run through the start of the challenge on Sunday and also give guidance for the finish in Antigua in the New Year.   A dress rehearsal for the staggered race start has been planned for tomorrow at 07:30 am.  For the rowers this will be the start of many early mornings to come!

After the briefing, Yorkshire Rows (a team of four working mums), set up about addressing a pivotal communication issue.  Yesterday when they had re-set their ‘red box’ the Wi-Fi connection was wiped.  In layman’s terms their satellite phone and pc are connected to the ‘red box’ which then allows them to send and receive messages and pictures effectively.

This means of communication is of fundamental importance out on the water ensuring they can keep that key line of communication open with family and friends.   These shared messages help spur them on to the finish line and lets them know that, even though they won’t have seen anyone else for weeks on the ocean,  they are not alone.

Luckily for the Yorkshire Rows team, having spent the whole of today on the phone (ironically) with their technical support team, they managed to find a resolution and are now back on track.

As the crossing begins on Sunday 20th December,  we are looking forward to reading their messages from  the Atlantic Ocean, and those from all of the courageous teams .

Team Beyond, Atlantic Challenge, Atlantic Drifters, Oarsome Buoys, Facing It, Team Hesco, Square One Atlantic, Rowing4Rascals, Atlantic Answer, All Beans No Monkeys, Team Wadadli, Atlantic Castaways, Cranial Quest, Sogno Atlantico, Atlantic Lions, Sea Rover, Thrift Energy Atlantic Challenge, Lattitude 35, Ocean Reunion, Atlantic Buoys, Coventry Five-O, Row Like a Girl, Row2Recovery, Persil Atlantic Waterbabies  and Atlantic Endurance.