The World’s Toughest Row! Talisker Whiskey Challenge 2017 for Eikon


Team Atlantic Albatross was formed in January 2016 in preparation for the 2017 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and comprises of two rowers, one boat and over 40 students from Fullbrook Secondary School, Surrey. The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the world’s toughest rowing race and endurance competition. It is little wonder that more people have been into space or climbed Everest than have rowed across the Atlantic. Contestants battle 3,000 miles of ocean and face 30 foot high waves, extreme weather condition, sharks, blisters, salt rashes, sunstroke and sleep deprivation as they row in constant shifts of 2 hours on, 2 hours off. By working together, we believe we can take on this incredible challenge but to get to the start line we need your help and support. Inside you will find more information about the race, publicity, sponsorship opportunities and the members of Team Atlantic Albatross.


In December 2017, two rowers – Lizzie Gill, Secondary Maths teacher and David Goodey, Navigator – will set off on a 3000 mile journey from La Gomera to Antigua. The goal is to raise money for charity and is part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Lizzie and David must undergo tough training and are likely to encounter serious storms as well as two-to-three of months constant rowing.

For more information visit the ‘Our Rowers’ page and ‘Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge website’.


Students have prepared a document for external sources to see what we have to offer and what sorts of donations can be made. If you would like to learn more, visit our donations page.


Twelve people are in charge of arranging events: parties, food stalls and trips around Surrey. If you’re free and live nearby – contact us to try to join in.


Two students in year 10 (aged 14-15) are in charge of any pictures or other aspects relating to graphics. They also helped create the recognisable logo.


Students have worked together to make this website and several social media accounts. Stay up to date by looking at our blog or social media pages; we use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the author

Gareth is Eikon's Head of Development and is responsible for Eikon's fundraising, communications and for identifying new partnerships to improve the lives of children and young people.

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