WORLD'S TOUGHEST ROW
GREENS2BLUE are rowing the Atlantic for charity
Join GREENS2BLUE's David Knaggs and Richard Larking as they embark on the World's Toughest Row 2025—a monumental challenge, rowing the Atlantic ocean from La Gomera, Canary Islands, to Antigua & Barbuda's English Harbour, covering an arduous 3,000 miles, unsupported.
This premier event in ocean rowing gathers up to 40 teams worldwide for an annual race commencing in early December.
The intense battle against sleep deprivation, hallucinations, salt sores, and physical extremes awaits. The crew plans relentless 2-hour rowing shifts throughout the challenge, striving to conquer the demanding journey in under 55 days.
Set against the backdrop of San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands, teams worldwide unite, preparing to navigate the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Each team shares a singular objective: to brave this unparalleled experience of rowing across the Atlantic, a true test of perseverance, strength, and determination.
THE ROWERS CAN FACE 40 FOOT WAVES,
35 KNOT WINDS AND UP TO 40 DEGREE HEAT
OCEAN ROWING FACTS
WORLD'S TOUGHEST ROW
Each team will row in excess of 1.5 million oar strokes over a race.
Team rowers will row for 2 hours, and sleep for 2 hours, constantly, 24 hours a day.
Over €6million has been raised for charities worldwide over the past 4 races.
The waves the rowers will experience can measure up to 20ft high.
At its deepest, the Atlantic Ocean is 8.5km/5.28 miles deep.
The 2013 winning Team Locura arrived in Antigua with a blue marlin beak pierced through the hull of the boat.
The teams are supported 24/7 by two land-based duty officers. All teams will have satellite phone which enables them to contact the safety team and/or passing boats in the event of an emergency.
Each rower needs to aim to consume 10 litres of water per day. The teams need to filter water from the ocean by using a de-salinator.
There are two support yachts shadowing the fleet across the ocean. In the 2013 race, one yacht travelled a massive 9000nm!
There is no toilet on board – rowers use a bucket! Each rower is expected to use 800 sheets of toilet paper during their crossing.
Rowers burn in excess of 5,000 calories per day. The rowers will be eating highly calorific dehydrated meals (imagine astronaut food). which must be re-hydrated with boiling water.
All rubbish must be stowed on board to be inspected by the scrutineers on arrival in Antigua. Polluting the ocean is not accepted by race organisers.