Unbeknown to many, the Talisker Atlantic Challenge is one of the toughest events on the planet, forming a platform for only the most daring and adventurous individuals to compete in.
Over 30 teams take part in this annual race, covering 3,000 nautical miles as boats compete to complete the daring row between La Gomera and Antigua.
By participating in this race; Paul, Nick, Hector and Matt will be have to overcome some of the most extreme conditions known to man, which will be a true test of strength; both physical and mental. During the crossing, the boat will be completely at the mercy of the ocean, whilst extreme winds, Atlantic storms and sunstroke all pose equal threats.
Willing The Nauti Buoys on across the Atlantic will of course be the cause for which they are fundraising. In completing this event, the team hopes to raise up to and beyond the sum of £300,000.
The race can be traced back to the 1966 Atlantic crossing by British Paratroopers Chay Blyth and John Ridgway. This fiercely brave two man team rowed across the North Atlantic from Cape Cod on the North American coastline to Ireland. Taking a total of 92 days, the adventure lead them through hurricanes, 50+ ft waves and hunger to the point of famine
The current race & world record is held by team Latitude 35, who in the 2016/17 race crossed the finish line after only 35 days, 13 hours, 33 minutes and 4 seconds at sea.
It’s a formidable task, but The Nauti Buoys are intent on beating this time to break a new world record.