ROW 4 CANCER
NEW WORLD RECORD
32 days, 22 hours & 13 minutes
Row4Cancer the fastest pair to row across the Atlantic Ocean
Mark Slats and Kai Wiedmer set off from San Sebastián de La Gomera of the Canary Islands on December 12 with a two-man world record in mind. After 32 days, 22 hours, and 13 minutes they had arrived at Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua, more than 3,000 miles later, having rowed across the Atlantic Ocean. Such is the purpose of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.
Well known as the world’s toughest row, the TWAC 2020 was no different. As Mark described in his own blog: “The last days at the ocean were hard. Lots of rain, high swells, rough seas, less time to sleep because you were soaking wet entering your cabin.”
Their boat ‘Maria’ is equipped with the best solar panels and lightest lithium batteries, ensuring power during all 5000 long km’s of rowing.