More people have been into space or climbed Everest then have rowed the Atlantic. The idea started in 1966 with Sir Chay Blyth and John Ridgeway in a 92 day battle against 50 foot waves. [More…]
Our crew will row over 3000 nautical miles across the world’s second largest ocean. Leaving the Canary Islands off Africa’s coast in December, the rowers will head west to the Caribbean, ending in Antigua. [More…]
The Carlisle Companies have commissioned Carlisle’s American Spirit, a new boat under custom construction for this race. Just 28′ long and less than 6′ wide, the compact craft must hold everything needed for the crossing. [More…]
Carlisle Crew USA is the only United States four entered in this year’s race. The men will be pushing their physical limits and enduring fatigue, sleep deprivation, and isolation as they never leave the boat or each other. [More…]
Carlisle’s American Spirit and Skipper Jason Caldwell and Tom Magarov cross the finish in Antigua in America’s Toughest Row
See Carlisle’s American Spirit begin the journey with her 4-man crew. Click race start image to see and listen to Team Carlisle Crew USA at 0:45, 2:20 and 2:41 in official video.
We continue to practice as we wait for the on-shore winds to subside. Race start has been delayed until 12/20.
Cabin on Carlisle’s American Spirit is adequate for one but will be a tight fit if more of us have to crowd in during any bad weather.
Race preparations continue as more teams and boats arrive in La Gomera.
This is where it all begins!
A new day begins in La Gomera as we finalize our preparations.
Race headquarters and media center in La Gomera