Dan Howie
Dan, 28, is a chartered surveyor who works in London. He has always been a sporting enthusiast and has taken part in events such as marathons, half marathons and endurance cycling events. Having never rowed before, he signed up to row in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge two years ago, and from 2nd December, he will spend at least eight weeks rowing two hours on, two hours off, 24 hours per day, with teammate Will, against 15 teams from around the world.

Will and Dan (Team Atlantic Row 2013) will row in an open top ocean rowing boat 9m long by 2m wide without any assistance. There will be one cabin smaller than a single bed for rest and shelter and the guys will endure tropical storms, sleep deprivation, sweltering heat and the psychological stresses of living and working in such a dangerous and unpredictable environment, as well as waves over 40 feet high. They will burn approximately 8,000 calories per day, losing around 20% of their body weight throughout the course of the race.


Entries by Dan Howie

Two Hours in the Life of an Atlantic Rower

(0) Comments | Posted 24 January 2014 | (23:00)

Since setting off in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge nearly seven weeks ago, we have been rowing continuously in two-hour shifts - essentially our lives have been Eat. Sleep. Row. Repeat. for almost two months. The only time this ceased was when a violent storm during the first ten days...

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Flying Into the Final Quarter

(0) Comments | Posted 16 January 2014 | (23:00)

We have been busy gobbling up the nautical miles - and they tasted good! The end now feels like it's in sight, as the first crew has crossed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge finish line to win the race in 41 days, two hours and 38 minutes. Huge congratulations to...

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Reaching the Halfway Point With a Barnacle-Free Bottom

(0) Comments | Posted 8 January 2014 | (10:03)

The weather has finally picked up and is blowing us in the right direction. Happy days! We have clocked up some decent miles over the last few days and hope we can continue like this.

One of the main reasons we were falling down in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge...

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Christmas Wishes and an Update From the Atlantic!

(0) Comments | Posted 27 December 2013 | (08:40)

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is definitely living up to its reputation as the world's toughest rowing race. We heard about Team Neas Energy's rescue on the 17 December (Nick Rees and Ed were rescued by a passing cargo ship after their boat capsized twice within 48 hours, read about...

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No Sooner Had We Settled Into Life on the Ocean Waves a Storm Hit - and What a Storm It Was...

(0) Comments | Posted 16 December 2013 | (23:00)

We have been crossing the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge for almost two weeks now, and what an eventful few days it has been! The race began with fantastic weather, and at one point we were lying in second position, which is a huge achievement...

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And We're Off! The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge Has Begun

(1) Comments | Posted 8 December 2013 | (23:00)

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2013/14 has begun! We're now 48 hours into the race and we're lying in third place so far. Its early days but we've had a good start and above all, it's an amazing feeling to finally be out in the Atlantic after two years of...

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