The Ultimate Challenge: Scottish Man Conquers 3,000 Mile Atlantic Row

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A Scottish businessman rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic with his boss. The journey was filled with challenges, including blistering heat and massive 12-metre waves that caused their boat to capsize. Despite these obstacles, they completed the journey from La Gomera to Antigua in just 38 days, coming in fifth in the World’s Toughest Row.

During the journey, they experienced heavy seas, extreme heat, and terrifying waves. They even capsized on day six, forcing both men to work continuously to keep the boat afloat. Both Robbie and Chris suffered from hallucinations, but also had lighter moments, encountering various marine life including whales, dolphins, and flying fish.

The duo made over one million strokes to complete the journey, describing the experience as fantastic, exhilarating, and terrifying. They managed to raise over £150,000 for Hospitality Action, a charity providing support to the hospitality sector. Their training for the challenge involved rowing three times a week, gym work, and coaching with mindset coaches to prepare them for the mental challenges they would face.

Their arrival in Antigua was a joyous occasion, as they were welcomed by their families who had been eagerly waiting for them. To donate to their cause, visit the justgiving page for Spirit of Hospitality.

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