Setting off from the canary Islands on 3rd January 2023, as part of the CMAP Atlantic Dash, Dan and I aim to reach Antigua in Mid February 2023.
You can donate here:
Adrian Tyrrell is fundraising for RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution (justgiving.com)
You can follow our progress through the event tracking app. Just load the YB races app and add the CMAP Atlantic Dash. Our position will be updated every few hours. for added excitement add the 2022 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge race and see if we catch any of them up, they'll have a 3 week start but we expect to catch the singles up
Age - 60
Occupation - Trying to be retired
Height - 6 2"ft.
Weight - 92kg.
Why this challenge? Whilst I've done a number of adventurous things, I've never really rowed outdoors. I woke up one morning in late 2020 and said I'm going to row the Atlantic, and that's how this trip started.
What do you do outside of rowing the Atlantic? I've always tried to keep fit mainly running, cycling and playing sport. My main adventurous hobbies have been climbing, Mountaineering and Kayaking
Biggest fear about the row: Blisters
What are you most excited about? Making Landfall in Antigua
Dan: Age - 45
Occupation - Self Employed Carpenter.
Height - 6ft.
Weight - 16.8 stone (yes really)
Why this challenge? - After watching the Talisker Whiskey Event in 2020/21 I've been absolutely hooked. Two friends rowed last year and I spent 50 days wishing it was me on that tiny row boat. So, here I am!
What do you do outside of rowing the Atlantic? - Well... More rowing! My club, Bristol Gig Club is a rowing club that races heavy traditional Cornish Gigs on the sea. My 2nd club Clevedon Coastal races much lighter Welsh Celtic skiffs also on the sea. I love this sport very much. I also cycle a lot and previously I was involved with two rugby clubs where I played Centre (terribly). Food, I LOVE food.
Biggest fear about the row? - Huge seas and Marlin! I guess I'll have to get used to big seas pretty darn quick. Oh and lack of decent food!
What are you most excited about? - Warm sunny days with nothing else to think about other than rowing a boat with my new mate.
Our endeavour has been accepted by the RNLI as a major fundraising event and the RNLI will be the beneficiary of all of Adrian and Dan's fund raising. .
All monies donated will go to the Charities, we are funding the trip ourselves
Our Thanks go to Our Major Sponsors:
JOSHUA is a carbon fibre Rannoch R25, and has crossed the Atlantic a number of times; most recently in the 2020/2021 season rowed by Gareth Reynolds, the Original Atlantic Dragon
You can follow our updates through the year and progress during the crossing on our Facebook page
You can follow our progress through the event tracking app. Just load the YB races app and add the CMAP Atlantic Dash. Our position will be updated every few hours.