PROJECT ATLANTIC UBIQUE

Corps of Royal Engineers: Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2021

The aim of Project ATLANTIC UBIQUE is for four serving members of the Corps of Royal Engineers to row 3000 miles unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean as part of the annual Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, one of the toughest feats of endurance in the world. In the process the team ‘The Salty Sappers’ will raise money and awareness for two brilliant charities: The Royal Engineers Association and The Royal British Legion Industries.

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THE CHALLENGE

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a world renowned ocean rowing race organised my Atlantic Campaigns. The row takes place over the Christmas period and will see crews ranging from solo rowers to teams of five attempt the gruelling 3000 mile crossing from La Gomera, Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean.

During the race the team will adopt a testing 2 hours on 2 hours off rotation, 24 hours a day for upto 40 days. Not only will they be fighting their own personal battles on the boat, they will also be up against the extreme conditions of the Atlantic Ocean where the waves can reach upto 20ft.

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THE BOAT: “VICTORY” TYPE: R45

ROWING FOR VICTORY

The teams boat, Victory will be home for the duration of the challenge. Victory is a a specially constructed 8.64m, R45 ocean rowing boat designed and built by the team at Rannoch Adventures. The boats are built to withstand the harshest of weather conditions and designed to self-right in the event of a capsize. Space on board is at a significant premium and when the crew are not rowing (which isn’t very often!) the living quarters are Spartan to say the least.

The Salty Sappers have purchased their boat, “Victory” from a crew that competed in the 2019 race. The team at Rannoch Adventures who built the boat have given it a complete refurbishment to ensure it is ocean ready ahead of the teams crossing in December 2021.

The crew will undergo extensive training during the build up to their race and will include mandatory training in sea survival, seamanship, navigation and maritime communications. This training will ensure the crew can operate and maintain the boats communication and navigation equipment as well as the life saving ‘water maker’ desalination unit.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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Rowing the Atlantic is an expensive undertaking, with the outline costs of the project expected to be in excess of £100K. In order to make our undertaking a reality we require generous support from sponsors. return we are pleased to present a range of benefits that come from association with Project ATLANTIC UBIQUE, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and the Corps of Royal Engineers.

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