1000 Miles. 10 Days. 5 Girls. 2 Charities. 1 Ocean.
Day 10 and after successfully completing 1,000 miles, the Row For Freedom team are over a third of the way into what is generally considered to be the world’s toughest adventure – The Talisker Whisky Trans Atlantic Challange. It is a little known fact that more people have climbed to the summit of Everest than have rowed an ocean. The Row for Freedom Team have found their stroke this week, and seem to be in high spirits as they communicate with their shore-based support.
Conditions at sea have certainly calmed compared to earlier in the week, however the team are still experiencing high winds and waves of over 30ft! As a result, the girls have adopted a new highway code of crawling between deck and cabin to ensure no one goes overboard. Nobody want’s a repeat ofTeam Tom’s 10hr rescue operation from earlier in the week.
“The Guardian’s” autohelm is still not functioning efficiently and the crew are also having a few problems with their rudder. So for the time being, the girls continue to steer manually and are still undertaking manual upkeep of the craft during the daylight hours.
The Row for Freedom team have left three voiceblogs, detailing their life on the open sea. Do take a moment to listen to their satellite feed from thousands of miles away. Thanks Iridium!
We have two voiceblogs for you to listen to:
Debbie on breakfast and naked rowing click here
Kate on life on the Atlantic, daydreams and cabin fever, we’ve had to edit out some cheeky bits! Listen here