Team Essence Row across the Atlantic – Runderwear South Africa

Team Essence Row across the Atlantic

 

We were recently approached by a fantastic team of 5 guys aiming to row across the Atlantic in record time! They needed underwear that would help them stay-chafe free whilst also being moisture wicking.  We are really pleased to announce that after testing the team found Runderwear to be perfect for their journey!

 

THE CHALLENGE

February 2016 - Atlantic Ocean - Lagos, Portugal to Venezuela (and onto Port of Spain, Trindidad & Tobago).
3,308 Nautical miles 3,807 miles.

The passage from the Algarve region of Portugal to Venezuelan landmass, thereby achieving a continent to continent crossing, covers a vast swathe of the mid Atlantic and is by far the most challenging of all the Atlantic crossings, 500 miles further than the more popular route from the Canary Islands to Antigua. On this route will likely encounter extreme weather, wildlife and we hope, considerable natural beauty to offset the physical toil we are set to endure.  In a relative sense, many Atlantic crossings have taken place since the advent of the organised race in 1997, but our chosen passage differs considerably in its length and unfavourable conditions.

Estimated passage: Current record 52 days - Team Essence Target: 46 Days.

THE CHARITY

Fighting for childhood

Abuse robs children of their childhood. Without help, the scars of abuse can last a lifetime. And as devastating as it can be for the child, society pays a heavy price too.

Abuse changes childhood, but so can we Child abuse is preventable – not inevitable. And it’s up to each of us to do everything possible to keep childhood safe from abuse, so children can grow up healthy and thrive. That’s why we’re here and drives what we do. So as long as there’s abuse – we will fight for every childhood.

 

To sponsor the team please visit their website at www.team-essence.com

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