In December 2022, four UAE residents will embark on the challenge of a lifetime.
The Emirates Ocean Rowing Team will be attempting to row self-supported and completely unassisted across the Atlantic Ocean - 5,000 kilometres from La Gomera, off the coast of Africa, to English Harbour, in Antigua.
Facing 40-foot waves and extended sleep deprivation whilst living in cramped conditions – the crew will be pushed to the very edge of their physical and mental limits.
More people have climbed Mount Everest or travelled into space than have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean.
The team, which includes the first Emirati to row across the Atlantic Ocean, will work in shifts; 2 hours on, 2 hours off, 24 hours a day for the duration of the challenge – they aim to cross in 45 to 55 days. To achieve this will require immense sacrifice, training, determination, and resilience.
Considered one of the last great adventures on our planet, Emirates Ocean Rowing Team will use the crossing and the global publicity it will bring to raise awareness about some very special causes – including environmental sustainability.