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Polo players finish 3,000 mile Atlantic row

The Atlantic Polo Team wins fours in Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge credit Ben Duffy 7 copy

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 Atlantic Polo Team wins fours in Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge credit Ben Duffy 3 copyThe team, which was completed by James Glasson, Bobby Dundas and Fergus Scholes, set off from the Canary Islands on 4 December.

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 Atlantic Polo Team wins fours in Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge credit Ben Duffy 10 copyThe 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 Atlantic Polo Team wins fours in Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge credit Ben Duffy copyThe 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

Originally published on horseandhound.co.uk