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Heads Together and Row spend Christmas Day at sea

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While you're tucking into your festive food today, spare a thought for Heads Together and Row, who will be celebrating Christmas at sea as they continue to compete in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and raise money for mental health charities.

Dinner on Day 14 of the race will include (cold) Christmas pudding and Toblerone, which is a traditional treat for skipper Toby, washed down with a beer.

As you may have read in yesterday's update, weather conditions at sea haven't been great over the last couple of days, meaning many teams opted to put down the anchor and wait for things to improve.

Our crew used the time to clean the boat and catch up on some much-needed sleep, and they are back on the oars again today.

Below is a message from Dr Caroline Rook, recorded a few days ago, about how the team might be feeling about spending the holiday season on the ocean.

And here is a little message we received earlier from the team themselves...

From all of us here at Henley, we hope they have a happy, if a little unusual, Christmas!

As of 1600 GMT on day 14, here’s how the team are getting on:

Position: 22 degrees 24.80 N, 027 degrees 6.39 W

Speed/Direction: 2.6 knots @ 227 degrees

Distance rowed: 678 Nautical Miles (780 Miles)

Distance to go: 1980 Nautical Miles (2278.5 Miles)

13th 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 25 December 2018