The Toby Wallace Atlantic Row – January/February 2016
The TOBY WALLACE is a light-weight 8 man ocean rowing boat constructed by Woodvale in late 2011 and originally named TITAN. She was designed specifically to go after and break the “4 minute mile of ocean rowing” and achieve the ATLANTIC SPEED RECORD CROSSING in under 30 days. Titan was renamed the TOBY WALLACE in 2014, in memory of one of the original crew members onboard in 2012 who sadly died in July 2013.
The boat has now completed four successful crossings in respectable times of 34 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes in 2012; 35 days, 13 hours and 50 minutes in 2013; 32 days, 22 hours and 31 minutes in February 2014 and 39 days, 23 hours and 21 minutes. The Toby Wallace now holds the record as ‘the most successful ocean rowing boat in history with four under 40-day crossings’.
The current crew of 8 are aiming to start their attempt on the world record on the evening of Thursday 28th January 2016 for Marina Puerto De Mogan, Gran Canaria. to Barbados. Click here to see the CREW PROFILES.
BOAT TRACKING below will show when they start rowing and you can leave your messages of support and encouragement on the MESSAGE BOARD beneath too. DAILY STATS can be found by clicking here and click here for PHOTOS/ NEWS of their journey so far!