Two brave adventurers from Tyne and Wear are training to be in peak physical condition to power their dream to take on the world’s toughest rowing race across the Atlantic.
Paul Hopkins (age 55) and Philip Pugh (age 65) will be tested to the limits of their physical and mental strength to achieve something unthinkable for two amazing charities, Tiny Lives and The Firefighters Charity.
Two Brave Adventurers
Atlantic Dream 18 - The Team
Powering the Dream
During December 2019, Atlantic Dream 19 will be setting off on a world record breaking challenge to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.
We are two adventurers and we’ll be world record breakers as the oldest team of men to row the Atlantic if we are successful.
More people have actually been into space or climbed Everest than physically rowed the Atlantic Ocean.
It takes a certain kind of person to drive through sea sickness, blisters, salt rash, sleep deprivation and horrendous weather conditions and this is why this race is one of the toughest races on earth.
Boats can be raced as a solo, pairs or a four man team in two different classes: Pure Class and Concept Class, with an overall winner in each of these two classes.
No outside assistance is permitted throughout the race. Each team must carry all necessary food, cooking gas, medical kit, and safety equipment for the entire crossing.
Each competitor shall hold a valid RYA Yacht-master Ocean Theory, First Aid at Sea, Sea Survival and a VHF Radio License.
In addition each competitor must have undertaken a qualifying row and qualifying courses before race start.
The boat shall only be propelled by the rowing effort of the crew and the natural action of the wind, waves and currents acting on the boat.