Talisker Atlantic Challenge

This Adventure, Which Has Touched So Many People, Is Drawing to a Close

Claire Birch | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Birch

This adventure has touched so many thousands of people. As the end approaches and the boys get closer to us, I feel that I am also getting a little bit closer to them on some aspects of their experience, albeit wrapped in a soft duvet with a glass of cool orange juice at my side!

It's Been an Eventful Week Including Whales, a Full Moon and Requests for Lobster

Claire Birch | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Birch

Over the next couple of days I will start preparing to fly to Antigua to meet the boys. I can hardly believe that we are now anticipating their finish - on the one hand it seems like they set off on this adventure yesterday, but on the other hand it has also felt like a (very traumatic) eternity!

Reaching the Halfway Point With a Barnacle-Free Bottom

Dan Howie | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Howie

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 an...

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

Dan Howie | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Howie

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 - we were ecstatically happy!

It's Hard Thinking of Them Trying to Be Brave as the Atlantic Tosses Their Tiny Boat All Over the Place

Claire Birch | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Claire Birch

Just over a week ago my 21 year old son Luke and his best friend Jamie (the 2 Boys in a Boat), started the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge- a 3,000 mile rowing race across the Atlantic. If they complete the race they will break the world record for the youngest team to row the Atlantic.

Post Challenge Blues and What to Expect

Sam Scott Thomas | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Sam Scott Thomas

Life is good. We are back from a fabulous and much needed five days at the Coral Reef Club in Barbados (thank you Patrick O'Hara for looking after us so well) and Robert 'Bertie' Portal is home and dry with a smile as broad as the Atlantic Ocean itself.

Lessons at Home While Facing the Atlantic

Sam Scott Thomas | Posted 25.03.2012 | Home
Sam Scott Thomas

The position I am in as Bert and James row across the Atlantic is pretty unique and emotions roll in like waves; some bigger than others and bringing with them the flotsam and jetsam of feelings, thoughts and fears.

Blisters, Boils and Barnacles - Reasons Not to Row the Atlantic

Sam Scott Thomas | Posted 21.03.2012 | Home
Sam Scott Thomas

More good news in this week as Robert 'Bertie' Portal and James Cash have now less than 1,000nms to row. It's strange how we all talk about them only having xxx miles further to row, as if they've just popped out for an afternoon's jolly on a river, picnic hamper in tow.