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Dark Ocean

Race Facts

  • Each team will row in excess of 1.5 million oar strokes over a race.

  • Rowers will row for 2 hours, and sleep for 2 hours, constantly, 24 hours a day.

  • More people have climbed Everest than rowed an ocean.

  • Over €6million has been raised for charities worldwide over the past 4 races.

  • At its deepest, the Atlantic Ocean is 8.5km/5.28 miles deep.

  • The waves the rowers will experience can measure up to 20ft high.

  • There are two safety yachts supporting the teams as they cross the ocean.

  • In the 2013 race, one safety yacht traveled a massive 9000 nautical miles!

  • The 2013 winning team arrived in Antigua with a blue marlin beak pierced through the hull of the boat.

  • Each rower is expected to use 800 sheets of toilet paper during their crossing.

  • The teams are supported 24/7 by two land-based duty officers.

  • In the 2016 race, solo rower Daryl Farmer arrived in Antigua after 96 days, rowing without a rudder to steer with for nearly 1200miles/40 days.

  • Each rower needs to aim to consume 10  litres  of water per day.

  • Rowers burn in excess of 5,000 calories per day.

  • There is no toilet on board – rowers use a bucket!

  • Each rower loses on average 12kg crossing the Atlantic!

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