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Heads Together and Row: Less than 1,000 nautical miles to go!

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In what looks set to be an exciting week in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2018, Heads Together and Row have ticked off another big milestone on their journey to Antigua.

Earlier today – day 34 – they sailed* through the ‘1,000 nautical miles to go’ mark and are continuing to make good progress, with their estimated finish date looking set to be around January 30-31 if they continue at their current pace.

Achieving this would mean they made the 3,000-mile crossing in under 50 days. The world record for a mixed-fours crossing currently stands at 56 days.

The fastest teams in the fleet are due to start landing in the Caribbean as of around Wednesday/Thursday this week. Race organisers Atlantic Campaigns have confirmed there will be live streaming on Facebook for all teams as they reach the finish line.

Thanks to everyone who sent in questions for our Q&A for the team – they have been sent over to them by email this afternoon and we’ll reveal their answers in a future blog post!

PS. If you're not already following the YB Races official GPS tracker for the challenge (as seen in the image below), you can view it here or download the app for your phone for free.

(*Not literally, that would be cheating.)


As of 1600 GMT on day 34, here’s how the team are getting on:

Position: 17 degrees 47.00 N, 044 degrees 38.37 W

Speed/Direction: 2.5 knots @ 268 degrees

Distance rowed: 1737 Nautical Miles (1998 Miles)

Distance to go: 981 Nautical Miles (1128 Miles)

12th in Fours crews

15th 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.

Published 14 January 2019