Kelda Wood has set sail on her mammoth charity challenge to row single-handedly across the Atlantic. She has launched her boat, Stormy Petrel, from the Canary Islands as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – and we will be following her epic journey all the way.
It’s called the World’s Toughest Row and just to highlight how tough it is we thought we would give you a few facts about the challenge ahead, listed on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge website https://www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com – which is also where you can access the live tracker and see how the challengers are doing!
- More people have climbed Everest than have rowed an ocean
- Competitors will face up to 20ft waves during the trip
- Rowers need to drink 10 litres of water each day
- Each rower is expected to burn 5,000 calories per day
- Rowers are likely to lose an average of 12kg during the voyage
- Each team will row in excess of 1.5 million oar strokes on the trip
It really is a daunting prospect and we have nothing but admiration for all those taking part. It’s not the first time Kelda has put her body on the line to raise money for her Climbing Out charity but this 3,000-mile endurance marathon is mind-blowing to the majority of us.
It’s an amazing effort and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it. We send Kelda and all of those taking part our best wishes and hopes for a trouble-free voyage.