Atlantic Campaigns; Fight Oar Die Rescue At Sea – The crew of Fight Oar Die are safe and well. Following being capsized by a massive wave the boat failed to self-right.
Despite the best efforts of the crew they were unable to right the vessel and abandoned into the life raft. A nearby vessel was alerted and the rescue was carried out.
Further investigations into the details of the incident are ongoing.
The crew are safely on board vessel Hanze Goteborg, being well looked after and will make landfall in Canada in early January.
Atlantic Campaigns will support Will, Chad, Nick and Tommy on their journey home and will continue to liaise with their ground crew.
The weather on the Atlantic has been really testing our incredible fleet and will continue to for the next 12-24 hours, however calmer days will soon return and our Safety Team continue to monitor all teams on all systems 24 hours a day.
The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the premier event in ocean rowing – A challenge that will take you more than 3000 Miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain (28oN 18oW) to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda (17oN 61oW).