In December 2020, The Bubbleheads will board an ocean rowing boat and attempt to race – unaided - across the Atlantic Ocean, the second largest ocean in the world, for the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. Being fully self-sufficient while rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, daily responsibilities will include navigation across the Atlantic, monitoring weather systems, desalinating water for cooking and hydration, preparing and eating military-style ration packs, catching fish for additional protein sources, undertaking any necessary and essential maintenance and remaining motivated and positive – despite what Mother Nature throws at them that day.
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The Bubbleheads will endure endless days and nights at sea as they row a punishing 3,000 miles from La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain, to Antigua & Barbuda in The Caribbean to raise money for Wessex Cancer Trust in the UK and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the United States.
Show your support by donating directly to the The Bubbleheads to help fund the build of a new Rannoch R45 boat (an ocean rowing boat builder synonymous with success in previous campaigns), technical and life-saving equipment, food and other operational costs.
Donate to Wessex Cancer Trust or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in honor of the team and to raise money for cancer research on both sides of the pond.
WHERE TO DONATE:
Donating directly to the The Bubbleheads to help fund the build of a new Rannoch R45 boat (a ocean rowing boat builder synonymous with success in previous campaigns), technical and life-saving equipment, food and other operational costs.
Wessex Cancer Trust
Every year around 23,000 people are diagnosed with cancer within the Wessex region. A diagnosis can be a shock and have a huge impact on an entire family. Wessex Cancer Trust helps and supports anyone affected by cancer regardless of age, gender or type of cancer.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
About the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2020
The premier event in ocean rowing and the ultimate in endurance events– A challenge that will take The Bubbleheads more than 3,000 miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain (28oN 18oW) to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda (17oN 61oW).
The annual race begins in early December, with up to 30 teams participating from around the world. Claimed to be ‘The World’s Toughest Row’, the race will challenge and push every element of the mind, body and soul. This is a truly global event that garners enormous coverage worldwide across digital, TV and print media.