Team Essence - Eat. Sleep. Row. Repeat Breaking the world record

Team Essence, a group of 5 adventurers, set off in early February, and battled against extreme weather, sleep deprivation and even sharks as they set to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Against all odds, they've completed their 3,807 mile journey and have broken the world record.

The inspirational team hope to raise £250,000 for our work, and need your support to reach their target.

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"This challenge tests the very limits of human endurance and what we're capable of! We’re driven to break the world record and to raise as much as we can for the NSPCC so they can help protect children across the UK."
Team Essence

Meet the rowers

Team Essence doing pull ups

  • (From left to right) Jason Fox
  • Mathew Bennett
  • Aldo Kane
  • Oliver Bailey
  • Ross Johnson

The challenge

More people have been into space or climbed Everest than have rowed from Europe to South America. It's no wonder the Atlantic row is known as one of the world's toughest challenges.

Team Essence aren't just taking on the epic challenge. They aim to smash the current world record for a continent to continent crossing. 

Starting from Portugal and finishing in Venezuela, they'll be taking a route that differs considerably from other Atlantic crossings.

Current Atlantic crossing record: 52 days 

Follow their journey