In 2016, we will compete in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
32º North stand committed to ride the seas, to challenge themselves and to inspire those around them to do the same. This race isn’t just a challenge to be the fastest, the strongest and most capable boat across the Atlantic Ocean. For us, two brothers hailing from the United States, this race is a challenge for everyone who has followed a dream, a challenge to give back and help provide an opportunity for others to follow theirs.
No amount of preparation, skill or training will give us everything we will need to be successful. There is no secret formula. On December 14, 2016, our world will shift from the 8-million strong New York City to a 24-foot boat in the middle of the 3,000 mile wide Atlantic Ocean. Oars in hand, coordinates set to 17°N 61°W, we will row 2 hours on, 2 hours off, 24 hours a day until we arrive at Nelson's Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda - 2 1/2 months later.
Everything we need – we will have to take.
Every mile we row – we will have to pull.
Every challenge we have – we will have to overcome.
The challenge starts now.
- John and Kurt
"I believe humans have a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine" - Neil Armstrong