Boats and Classes

Our philosophy

  • Each and every rower and team to be celebrated as the winners they are, for taking on the challenge it is rowing to row across an ocean
  • Each rower, team and boat design to be celebrated and treated equally before, during and after the race.
  • Each record within the race to be acknowledged and respected. Atlantic Campaigns will focus on overall records such as the fastest crossing but will ensure design records are given proper attention and coverage

Prizes

Winner of the Race Class: The MacAskill Trophy
Winner of the Open Class: The Skye Trophy
Winner of the Female Class: The Murden Trophy

We have one leaderboard with one overall winner.
Within the leaderboard we have three main classes. Race, open and women’s class.

Race class

A class where like-for-like designs compete against each other. The first boat from the Race Class that reaches Antigua will be awarded the MacAskill Trophy.

  • R45
  • RX45
  • R25
  • RX25
  • R10

Open class

A class where new designs (on trial) and older designs (not being built anymore/existing builds only) compete in order to win the Skye Trophy. This allows new designs to trial as to their performance as well as celebrating and honouring the designs of the past.

  • DOR12
  • DOR34
  • R15
  • Adkin
  • Ocean 2/3
  • D12
  • D34

The boats

Below you will see the current records for each design within the race.

Line drawing of a Rannoch Adventure R45 Ocean rowing boat

TWAC 2017 – The Four Oarsmen
29 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes

Rannoch Adventure R25 Ocean Rowing Boat

TWAC 2019 – Resilient:X
37 days, 07 hours, 44 minutes

Rannoch Adventure R15

TWAC 2017 – Row 4 Cancer
30 days, 07 hours, 49 minutes

Spindrift Ocean Rowing Boat

TWAC 2019 – Fight Oar Die
50 days, 11 hours, 35 minutes

TWAC 2017 – Oarsome Buoys
44 days, 13 hours, 43 minutes

TWAC 2017 – Atlantic Ladies
60 days, 18 hours, 34 minutes

TWAC 2017 – Atlantic Four
38 days, 14 hours, 32 minutes

TWAC 2015 . Team Hesco
46 days, 09 hours, 42 minutes

TWAC 2015 – Atlantic Drifters
43 days, 16 hours, 18 minutes

The Ocean Rowing Company DOR12/D12

TWAC 2019 – The Swiss 1s
74 days, 23 hours, 56 minutes

The Ocean Rowing Company DOR34/D34

TWAC 2022 – The Ocean Spirit
41 days, 06 hours, 58 minutes

TWAC 2019 – Van Durme Brothers
39 days, 21 hours, 02 minutes

TWAC 2022 – Two-Inna-Row
54 days, 03 hours, 36 minutes

Meet our partners

It is incredibly important to us that the partners we work with reflect the ethos of our races, our participants and our principles as a business. As such this means that by choosing to work alongside our partners, our teams are in turn guaranteed expertise, high quality product and service as well as beneficial rates on purchases. Our partners are dedicated specialists within their field, ensuring that product and knowledge delivery is a step towards success.

Official time keepers of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge - Bremont

Official timekeeper

Travel partner

Nutrition partner

Communications partner

Official Adjucdicator