February 8, 2023
Nicola Douglas

Shoutout to all 2022-23 ocean rowers

With over three quarters of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2022 teams now safely across the finishing line, the Rannoch team would like to say congratulations to each and every one of the rowers on their achievements. Charlie and Oli have been there in person to welcome many of the teams in to Nelson's Dockyard as they arrived on dry land and the UK team has been watching through the eyes of social media. The joy, pride and sense of accomplishment the teams show is heartening.

Our Roxy Atlantic 2022-23 crew have now been enjoying fresh food, warm showers and their own beds for over 2 weeks after their 43 day crossing. Rowing the Atlantic Ocean as a group of 12 on a 40 foot platform is no mean feat.  Congratulations to you all.

To the TWAC teams still out there battling the elements, we're with you in spirit every step of the way. Keep digging deep, keep believing in yourselves, keep pulling on those oars. We are following your adventures avidly and look forward to the moment you cross the finishing line in the not too distant future.

Last but by no means least, a big shout out to other ocean rowing teams out there mid Atlantic ocean:

Finnish firefighter, Jari Saario who is rowing solo from Gran Canaria to Miami in a Rannoch R10 💪

UK rower, Simon Howes, age 67, who is rowing solo from Gran Canaria to St Lucia in a Rannoch R25 💪

UK rower, Andrew Osborne / Row for Amy who is rowing solo from Gran Canaria to Antigua in a Rannoch R20 💪

The two Atlantic Dash teams who are rowing from Lanzarote to Antigua - Cabbies Do Atlantic and Atlantic Dragons in a Rannoch R25 💪💪

BOKA NEDurance - winners of the Mixed Class, TWAC 2022
Dreamboats - winners of the Pairs Race Class, TWAC 2022
The Atlantic Grappler, winner of Solo Race Class, TWAC 2022
Full Throttle, winners of the Female Class, TWAC 2022
Roxy Crew 2022-23
UK independent solo rower, Simon Howes
Finnish independent solo rower, Jari Saariot
UK independent solo rower, Andrew Osborne / Row for Amy
Atlantic Dragons
Cabbies Do Atlantic Row

Photo credits: Atlantic Campaigns, Simon Howes, Jari Saariot, Andrew Osborne