Row2Recovery Team Trident – The Atlantic Challenge

atlantic_row_mapOn 12th December one Gurkha Officer and One Disabled Veteran (Stepped on an IED in Afghanistan) will row across the Atlantic in the Talisker Whisky Challenge.

This year twenty teams are taking part.  Captain John Armstrong and Lance Corporal Jordan Beecher make up Team Trident.

The Challenge is to row nearly 3,000 miles (4,800 km) across the Atlantic Ocean from the La Gomera to Antigua. More people have been into space, or climbed Mount Everest than have rowed the Atlantic.  The Row is considered to be one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet.

Team Trident will live in a seven meter boat containing everything they need to survive, the pair will row in continuous two-hour shifts around the clock for between 40 and 90 days. 

If the row wasn’t enough, the Atlantic Ocean is a fearsome mistress, Jon and Jordan can expect up to 50 knot winds, waves the size of houses, 40 degree heat, sleep deprivation, hallucinations, sea sickness, mental and physical fatigue and will survive off military ration packs for the entire journey.

You can now track the team on this website

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They are raising funds for Blesma, the Gurkha Welfare Trust and Dreamflight

You can donate on their Just Giving webpage

Once the race starts we will be tracking their progress and posting media content on this website and our social media so keep coming back for updates.