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Mark Slats & Kai Wiedmer New World Record

By February 24, 2021No Comments


Mark Slats World Record


32 days, 22 hours & 13 minutes

Row4Cancer the fastest pair to row across the Atlantic Ocean

Overall Winners TWAC 2020

Of all boats competing in the TWAC 2020, Mark and Kai were the Overall winners as the first boat to finish.

First Boat in Open Class

The Open Class composed of new designs (on trial) and older designs (not being built anymore/existing builds only).

New World Record in Pairs

Amazing results breaking the standing record in the pairs segment with 5 days.

Mark Slats World Record

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.”

But it all worth it in the end. Beyond winning the race, they were also raising money for children’s cancer research. Together they were able to raise 69.686, which corresponds to 107% reached of a total of € 65.000. Isn’t that awesome? Congratulations to Mark and Kai for such effort in raising money for this cause.
We can’t wait to see the next adventure of Mark Slats!

Photo credits: Atlantic Campaigns/Support Yacht Skye

Their boat ‘Maria’ is equipped with the best solar panels and lightest lithium batteries, ensuring power during all 5000 long km’s of rowing.