The Worlds Toughest Row 2023

Whilst most of us have been enjoying Christmas and the New Year at home, have a thought for the crews of the Worlds Toughest Row who have been rowing their way across the Atlantic Ocean in the 3,000 mile race, from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to English Harbour, Antigua.

Image via YB Races App

The race started on 13th December with initial weather conditions living up to the races billing. Now at the midpoint of the race for many crews the conditions are more favourable, the trade winds taking them ever nearer to Antigua.

The 5 man crew of HMS Oardacious is leading the way from Team out of the Blue followed by the hunting pack of 7 crews all within 100nm of each other. The back of the race is being propped up by Seas the Moment, who had a challenging start with some auto helm issues, but their predicted finish time is still looking very good and they are now making excellent progress.

It was with great sadness that on 5th Jan 2023 the Worlds Toughest Row announced that Alisdair Putt, the skipper of the crew Aussie Old Salts, had died on the 4th Jan following a cardia event. Our thoughts are with his family and friends and with the team at the Worlds Toughest Row. 

The Aussie old Salts were raising money for a great cause and if you would like to make a donation this is the link to their gofundme page