Along with their physical training, mental preparation and final safety checks ahead of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge start this coming Wednesday, our rowers have also spent a considerable amount of their last few days on shore recounting their inspirational stories and discussing the build-up and excitement with the media.

This Sunday morning, Jason, Angus, Matt and Alex from LATITUDE35 appeared live from La Gomera on Sky News Sunrise, where they revealed their ambition to break the race record set by OCEAN REUNION last year.

In a four-minute live link with presenters Isabel Webster and Stephen Dixon, the team recalled Jason’s grueling experience in 2015, when one of his teammates had to be rescued by the race support boat mid-Atlantic. “Despite all our rowing pedigree and experience, what I learned from last year was that the most important thing is to be ready to deal with what the ocean throws at you”, said Jason.

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Behind the scenes on Latitude35’s live interview on Sky News.

Another member of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge family recently featured in the news was Gus Barton, race-record holder with OCEAN REUNION and current trainer of ROW FOR JAMES. In an article for Ask Men in the UK, Gus presents his own ocean-rowing workout that helped him prep the winning team in last year’s race. You can read the article here.

All 12 teams taking part in the challenge have also spent some time on the shores of La Gomera getting their portraits taken by official race photographer Ben Duffy, which will be posted on the website over the next few days. Once they hit Antigua, after 3,000 miles of battling against the elements, these pre-journey shots will seem like a very distant past.

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Ben Duffy photographing Azud Irshad from Fresh Dental Challenge Atlantic

Along with their physical training, mental preparation and final safety checks ahead of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge start this coming Wednesday, our rowers have also spent a considerable amount of their last few days on shore recounting their inspirational stories and discussing the build-up and excitement with the media.

This Sunday morning, Jason, Angus, Matt and Alex from LATITUDE35 appeared live from La Gomera on Sky News Sunrise, where they revealed their ambition to break the race record set by OCEAN REUNION last year.

In a four-minute live link with presenters Isabel Webster and Stephen Dixon, the team recalled Jason’s grueling experience in 2015, when one of his teammates had to be rescued by the race support boat mid-Atlantic. “Despite all our rowing pedigree and experience, what I learned from last year was that the most important thing is to be ready to deal with what the ocean throws at you”, said Jason.

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Behind the scenes on Latitude35’s live interview on Sky News.

Another member of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge family recently featured in the news was Gus Barton, race-record holder with OCEAN REUNION and current trainer of ROW FOR JAMES. In an article for Ask Men in the UK, Gus presents his own ocean-rowing workout that helped him prep the winning team in last year’s race. You can read the article here.

All 12 teams taking part in the challenge have also spent some time on the shores of La Gomera getting their portraits taken by official race photographer Ben Duffy, which will be posted on the website over the next few days. Once they hit Antigua, after 3,000 miles of battling against the elements, these pre-journey shots will seem like a very distant past.

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Ben Duffy photographing Azud Irshad from Fresh Dental Challenge Atlantic