One year on from an oar-some Atlantic challenge

On 16th January 2012, four friends completed their epic challenge that saw them row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic ocean to raise money for Spinal Research.

Setting out on 5th December 2011, Hugo, Ross, Greg and Adam spent 41 days, 23 hours and 34 minutes at sea as part of the world’s toughest rowing race. In doing so, the group, known as the Atlantic4, broke two world records – the youngest four-man crew and the first set of twins to row across any ocean – and raised over £250,000.

To mark the year anniversary of completing the race, the Atlantic4 have put together a video diary chronicling the highs and lows of their journey, including the cramped conditions aboard their boat the Spinal Frontier, painful salt sores and blisters, rapid weight loss and sea sickness.

The full-length video diary will be available to watch on our Youtube channel soon, so please keep an eye on our website for further updates. In the meantime, please click here for a taster of what they went through during their fundraising efforts!

A massive thank you to the Atlantic4 for their grit and determination, we’re so grateful for all your hard work!

If you would like to show your support for the group, you can still donate to the challenge by downloading this donation form and returning it to us or you can donate online here.