We are a team of 4 women from the South West of the UK who are taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, raising money & awareness for Cornwall Blood Bikes, Carefree & Hospiscare Exmouth & Lympstone. This is a 3,000 mile epic row in a small, compact ocean rowing boat which will be our 'home' for possibly 3 months while we are at sea. We leave from La Gomera on December 12th 2019 and finish in Antigua hopefully in February 2020.
Although there were and are many deserving causes we really wanted to do something that would specifically benefit those close to us.
How you can keep up to date with our progress
The 2019 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is currently scheduled to start on Thursday 12th December and you can keep up to date with our progress rowing Liberty from La Gomera to Antigua in these ways:
1. There's a tracking app
The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge Race has yet to go live on the app, and you may have to search for it, but when it does you'll be able to track the Oarsome Foursome on board Liberty all the way across the Atlantic. The app gives some really interesting stats including expected finish day and time.
2. Follow us on Social Media
The rowers will be able to text us land-based team members regularly and we'll be posting updates from them on our social media accounts as they come in.
Atlantic Campaigns, who organise the race, will be keeping us informed too and we'll post those updates on our social media channels. There might also be some other entertaining rowing-related nonsense happening when news is quiet.
So if you don't follow us already, follow us now by clicking on the buttons below:
3. Sign up to our newsletter
And just in case social media and apps aren't your thing, we'll be sending out a brief summary email of news and views every week(ish) to everyone who has signed up to our email supporter newsletter, so do sign up using the form below and keep your eyes peeled for emails (and check your spam folder regularly too).
We're on film!
Chapter 2 of the full length video that our amazing sponsors, GN ReSound, have made with us is now go!
And you can check out chapter 1 here!
We are currently looking for sponsorship towards funding of the boat, equipment etc to make this epic challenge happen, alongside raising money and awareness for our designated charities. See our Just Giving Crowdfund Page details below.
For more details or if you feel you may be able to contribute in any way (no sponsorship is too small!) please get in contact.
ALL equipment including our boat will be sold after the Challenge and all monies raised from the sale will also go to our three charities.
Taking part in your own epic adventure this year?
Whether you're running the London Marathon or cycling from Land's End to John o' Groats, have you thought about raising money for our Atlantic Rowing Challenge whilst you do it?
Join The 250 Club!
Join the BEST club - our 250 Club!
£250 in sponsorship from you will get you:
- At least one, if not more, mentions on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Your name or your organisation's name and a link to your website, if you have one, on our 250 Club web page
- Your name or your organisation's name on our boat!
Cornwall Blood Bikes
We heard of Cornwall Blood Bikes by word of mouth, we hadn't heard of them before and it seems their work goes largely unnoticed by many of the general public. Most people seem to think NHS couriers work throughout the night but this is the time when Cornwall Blood Bikes take over.
68% of unpaid carers will have no break this year; many cannot afford one. Carefree is a charity that enables unpaid carers to take short breaks in accommodation donated free-of-charge by the owner.
Exmouth & Lympstone Hospiscare is a LOCAL charity relying on LOCAL support to provide vital care to LOCAL families when they most need it. They provide specialist palliative care advice to patients who have been diagnosed with chronic life limiting conditions.
Our aim is to raise in excess of £50,000 to support these wonderful charities and to enable them to continue. It could be any one of us, our family or friends that could need them for help.
Keep up to date with us!