Guinness World record-setting brother and sister team who rowed the Atlantic Ocean for gender equality

THE SEABLINGS

43 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes
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Two world records

The Seablings are the worlds first ever brother and sister team to ever row an ocean. This was achieved by rowing more than 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge . They left La Gomera, Canary Islands and spent more than six weeks at sea, on a tiny rowing boat to demonstrate the importance of Gender Equality in building a sustainable, prosperous and empowering society for men and women globally.
Throughout this incredible and inspiring adventure oars were broken as well as gender stereotypes by putting to the test what it truly means to be in the ​#​sameboat

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The challenge

2

SIBLINGS

3000

NAUTICAL MILES

1

Rowing Boat

60

Days at sea

Known as “The World’s Toughest Row” , we competed in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge as the first-ever brother and sister. Leaving on December 12th, 2019 from La Gomera, The Canary Islands we rowed 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Antigua arriving 43 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes later.

A true test of endurance, we took shifts, 2 hours on, 2 hours off, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to keep the boat moving. This meant a maximum of 2 hours sleep at one time for the duration of the row!

Unsupported in the middle of the ocean along with 30+ foot waves, chilly conditions, equipment failures and cramped sleeping quarters this challenge was as technical and mentally tough as it was physical.

Our chosen charity

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established in 2010 to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

“Gender equality is a shared vision of social justice and human rights”

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director

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