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The premier event in ocean rowing: The World’s Toughest Row – Atlantic. A challenge that will take you more than 3000 Miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain (28°N 18°W) to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda (17°N 61°W).

The annual race begins in early December, with up to 30 teams participating from around the world. The race structure brings together an environment where teams from across the globe gather in the race village San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands.

The atmosphere is electric as people help each other prepare for the challenge of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. All with the same objective – to take on the unique experience of crossing an ocean in a rowing boat.

The World’s Toughest Row – Atlantic brings together teams from all walks of life united by the same objective: to take on the unique challenge of crossing an ocean in a rowing boat.

Teams battle with sleep deprivation, salt sores, and physical extremes inflicted by the race. Rowers are left with their own thoughts, an expanse of the ocean and the job of getting the boat safely to the other side.

The race offers different experiences to all involved. The challenge creates strong friendships and competitiveness gives way to the camaraderie that is required to complete the challenge.

Upon finishing, rowers join a small community of friends that have shared the adventures of an ocean crossing. The mental and physical endurance will result in a life-changing achievement, that will never be forgotten.

About Our Charity

The Army Benevolent Fund is the Army’s national charity; here for soldiers, past and present, and their families for life.

From helping wounded soldiers to adapt to life after service, to assisting elderly veterans to keep their independence, we’re here for the Army family when they need us. We offer support in six key areas: independent living, elderly care, education and employability, mental fitness, families and housing.

Ways to Support

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This is a big project. We have the energy, drive and enthusiasm but we are not masters of all the skills and expertise it will take to ensure success. What skills do you have? From social media to corporate engagement, logistics, merchandising, finance, training and fundraising…

We need all the help we can get. We need your skills. We need you!