After 3,000 miles and 48 days in a 7-metre rowing boat, a team of 4 British polo players have completed their journey across the Atlantic.
The Atlantic Polo Team — including former England captain Henry Brett— crossed the finish line in Antigua earlier today (Tuesday 21 January). They finished in second place in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and were the fastest of all the “fours” racing.
The 4 polo players endured 40ft waves, being locked in the airtight cabin for 70 hours, and twice lost men overboard along the way.
The team said: “The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is something we feel extremely privileged to have experienced, yet would not have wished upon our worst enemies — we have been through hell and back again out there!
“Most did not expect us to even get to the start line, we are delighted to have won the “fours” and be second out of the entire fleet. This whole situation is epic.”
The team has been rowing to raise money for working horses and their families on behalf of The Brooke, as well as children in both the UK and disadvantaged countries on behalf of Hilton in the Community Foundation and Right To Play.
To make a donation visit: www.atlanticpoloteam.com