Racing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean
Pushing our physical and mental boundaries
In December 2021, One Ocean Crew will race across the Atlantic Ocean. Covering more than 3000 miles from La Gomera, Canary Islands to Antigua they will be completely self sufficient, powered only by strength, grit and determination.
The race will be relentless; rowing 2 hours on, 2 hours off 24 hours a day and facing salt sores, sleep deprivation and the elements - it is no surprise that more people have been into space than successfully rowed the Atlantic.
Life on board
Row 2 hours on 2 hours off 24 hours a day
10kg ave. weight loss
20ft high waves
1.5 million oar strokes
5,000 calories burnt per day
10 litres water consumed per day
Our Eco Boat is as lightweight and as strong as other ocean rowing boats, but it’s built in a way that has less impact on the environment. Her composite materials and the build process have been adapted to have a reduced environmental impact. The Eco Boat aligns one of our core campaign aims: to raise awareness for ocean protection.
Our eco boat is 8.5m long and 1.7m wide. She has three rowing positions and two small
cabins for sleeping. The cabins also contain all of our navigation and communications equipment along with a lot of other kit. There is no shower and our toilet is just a bucket tied on board! We have a water maker which will produce our drinking water and relies on solar energy.
The composite of our eco boat is 3 main components, made with reduced environmental
We need to learn how to maintain and repair the boat for a successful crossing, being completely self sufficient.
Our Eco Boat is named Vaquita, literally ‘little cow’, a species of porpoise on the brink of extinction. Vaquita are the world’s rarest marine mammal with an estimated 10 individuals remaining. This species of porpoise wasn’t discovered until 1958, and now sadly we’re on the brink of losing them forever.
The boat is our biggest outlay - if you are interested in supporting us to purchase our boat please click below.