Heads Together and Row: Last one to Antigua buys the cocktails...

29 January 2019

Heads Together and Row: Last one to Antigua buys the cocktails...

After 48 days with no human contact apart from each other, Heads Together and Row had some welcome visitors this morning.

Throughout the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge there are two support yachts monitoring the fleet at all times, checking in to see how the crews are getting on and making sure they are on hand if anyone needs assistance.

Earlier today we received an email from an excited Toby to tell us support yacht Suntiki had dropped in to see how they were getting on. He wrote:

With a promise of Old Fashions on the skipper Thor we’ll race them to Antigua!”

The yacht crew also take photos and sometimes videos of the teams they meet, so fingers crossed this means we’ll be seeing some new pictures of our team very soon. In the meantime, here’s a photo Toby took of them!

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PS. If you’re an avid dot watcher and have been following the race on the GPS tracker then good news - the team are now so close to land it’s updating every two hours instead of every four!

As of 1600 GMT on day 49, here’s how the team are getting on:

Position: 17 degrees 6.73 N, 059 degrees 4.44 W

Speed/Direction: 2.1 knots @ 278 degrees

Distance rowed: 2571 Nautical Miles (2958 Miles)

Distance to go: 154 Nautical Miles (177 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.

Visit the Heads Together and Row website to find out how you can support the team and their charities.

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