LATITUDE 35 and the Talisker whisky Atlantic challenge
We tracked Jimmy, Jono, Dixon and Todd’s progress as they were competing in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge during December 2020 and January 2021.
The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a 3,000-mile haul across the Atlantic in a 28ft rowing boat where Jimmy and the team tackled 30ft waves and faced mental battles, whilst being completely self-sufficient at the hands of the mighty Atlantic Ocean.
This is where we brought you regular updates on the team and their progress throughout their journey, you can read all our updates below. If you’d like to find out more about the training and the team’s goals, read our pre-race interview with Jimmy to find out more about his preparation.
Stories from the Atlantic Ocean with Jimmy Carroll
We caught up with Jimmy via the boat’s satellite phone partway through his journey, to discuss how things are were going in general and dramatic events including a Marlin striking the boat as Jimmy slept, piercing the cabin inches away from his leg.
Finishing with an epic time of 36 days, 5 hours and 10 minutes, the guys have completed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in second place! We are all incredibly proud and are very happy to see them back safe and sound in Antigua.
Image Credit: Atlantic Campaigns
03 JANUARY 2021
With hard work and determination, the guys have pushed through and overtaken another team to secure their position in 2nd place!
27 DECEMBER 2020
The guys are alongside the front three teams and battling it out for the first place. They’ve seen shooting comets and a huge pod of dolphins as they were rowing amongst them.
17 DECEMBER 2020
The team are 6 days in, after harsh winds and electrical issues, they’re working hard with the top 4 teams.
12 DECEMBER 2020
The team officially started their epic journey at 11:03 am GMT.
5 DECEMBER 2020
The Latitude 35 boat is officially launched.
1 DECEMBER 2020
Departing the U.K. for La Gomera.
The team are currently undergoing UK-based intensive training.
“I am doing this for the Pelorus Foundation, and what better initiative to kickstart our first fundraising initiative. The ocean is an absolute passion of mine and we really need to preserve it as a vital ecosystem to our planet.” Jimmy Carroll
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