5 Men Attempt to Break the Transatlantic Rowing Record.


Atlantic rowers past halfway point in fundraising challenge

14 March 2016: Record-making Atlantic rowers Team Essence have passed the midway point in their 3,308 nautical mile challenge.

Their achievement in the face of potential disasters including capsizing three times was celebrated in a tweet from British astronaut Tim Peake as the International Space Station passed over their position on 12 March – making him closer to the five-strong team than anyone on land.

The men’s 27.8 ft x 1.2 3.9 ft Ellida is the most connected rowing boat ever to attempt the crossing. With safety and the need to attract and update sponsors for their chosen charity, the NSPCC, at the forefront of their minds, Team Essence turned to Satellite Communications.

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