Team Hallin aim to break the current World Record for rowing the Atlantic Ocean

In December David Hosking, father of international lightweight, Sophie Hosking, is leading a team of six in an attempt to break the World Record for the fastest ever recorded row across the Atlantic Ocean.

The current record stands at 33 days 7hours and the team hope to make the 5,200km crossing from the Canaries to Barbados in under a month.  The boat is called ‘Hallin’ and is a lightweight purpose-built fast ocean racing machine.  It has three sculling positions meaning that sculls/oars will never stop moving for the entire month – each crew member will scull for 2 hours followed by two hours rest for the entirety of the voyage.  The team’s prgress can be monitored by following the regular update of the satellite tracker on their website

The whole team is hoping to raise a significant amount of money for their chosen charity ‘Combat Stress’ – a charity that specialises in the care of British military veterans who have been profoundly traumatised by harrowing experiences during their Service career.

You can donate via Team Hallin’s Justgiving webpage

The Team is very grateful for the generous support of its sponsors – Hallin Marine