La Mondiale Atlantic Ocean Row
La Mondiale Gran Canaria to Barbados World Record Atlantic Ocean Crossing East to West in 33 days, 7 hours, 30 minutes
The “Atlantic Challenge” rowing race is a speed challenge designed to capture the world record for fastest non-powered crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.
The previous Atlantic speed record was established by a crew of French oarsmen in 1992 and withstood over 50 attempts by various teams before the record fell in January 2008.
The record attempt was conducted within Ocean Rowing Society Rules and in conjunction with Guinness World Records.
The route took the British and Irish crew from Gran Canaria to Barbados in the West Indies covering a total of 3100 miles.
Three world records were set during the voyage:
1. Fastest East to West crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.
2. Furthest distance rowed in a 24 hour period.
3. Most consecutive 100+ mile rowing days.