The „Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge“ (TWAC) is an ocean rowing event that will take us 5’000km across the Atlantic Ocean from San Sebastien, La Gomera, Canary Islands to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda.
The TWAC is known as the «World’s Toughest Row». The «Atlantic Campaigns SL» have been organising the annual race since 2012 and pariticipants can sign up as teams of – five, four, three, pairs or solo.
Our team - «The Ocean Spirit» will row as a team of four across the Atlantic. We will be following a rythm of two hours of rowing and two hours of rest non-stop 24/7 in teams of two throughout the entire journey. The duration of the race depends on many factors and could take up to 3 months.
FROM LA GOMERA TO ANTIGUA
ACROSS THE ATLANTIC
Our thorough training consists of rowing in different weather conditions, following a regular fitness routine, mental training, team building, a healthy diet for extreme sports, expanding our nautical knowledge, technical skills and much more.
We will face many challenges throughout the race, such as sleep deprivation, extremely high levels of physical and pschological stress, blisters, saltwater ulcers, seasickness, up to 15 meter waves, heat temperatures of 40°C and Atlantic storms.
The „Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge“ will put our physical and psychological capabilities to test. More people climb the Mount Everest than row across the Atlantic Ocean.
In 2017, the Swiss Mocean was the first ever Swiss Team to successfully row across the Atlantic in 30 days. Luca Baltensperger, Tatiana’s son, was part of this team. In 2019, the first Swiss women’s team participated in the race with Tatiana as the captain of the team.