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Heads Together and Row: Eight things we have learned by Day 8

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On Day 8 of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2018, Heads Together and Row have sent us eight things they have learned during the race so far.

"1. No matter how much glamour is in your departure, day two will still feel hugely intimidating. This feeling has yet to go.

2. The darkness here is very, very dark.

3. Ocean rowing boats do not have a single comfortable space. Only ones which are marginally less cramped or damp or pointy.

4. Sunsets and sunrises are spectacular but short.

5. Everything is less important than sleep.

6. The food here is good but the service is terrible.

7. Some waves want to hug you.

8. We are a very long way from Antigua but desperately want to get there."

According to the race GPS tracker, the team's estimated finish date based on their speed and position today is January 25. If they hit this they would have completed the race in 44 days 11 hours.

Earlier this afternoon Jeremy spoke to BBC Radio Berkshire (listen from 39 mins). We also received a short video message from Toby.

As of 1600 GMT on day 8, here’s how the team are getting on:

Position: 23 degrees 55.15 N, 022 degrees 34.92 W

Speed/Direction: 2.8 knots @ 238 degrees

Distance rowed: 399 Nautical Miles (459 Miles)

Distance to go: 2233.9 Nautical Miles (2570.7 Miles)

12th in Fours crews

17th overall

Henley Business School is working with Heads Together and Row on a research project looking at individual and team resilience. Click here to find out more.

Published 19 December 2018