The four-strong Astro to Atlantic team is the second all-female team to have arrived safely at the finish point in the 2018 Talisker Whisky challenge, occupying the 12th position in the 27-boat race (10th of the 14 teams of four). 

The four endured sleep deprivation, dehydration, calorie deficits, salt sores, the elements and physical and mental exhaustion, but were in great spirits when they arrived on Sunday 27 January. Their incredible 45 day, 15 hour and 14 minute-long feat concluded the challenge in which the rowers alternated in non-stop shifts: two hours on, two hours off for a month and a half.

A couple of days before the race, team member, Chloe Harvey, 27, said:

"Our daily laughs have really made this experience one we’ll never forget. We are so proud to be able to say we have enjoyed each other’s company every day."

The four South Devon hockey team friends, three of whom celebrated birthdays while at sea and includes a mother and daughter, celebrated their incredible accomplishment in Antigua with family and friends who had flown over to greet them. The team appeared in peak health and fitness and were not even beaten by the weather. We look forward to hearing more from them about their experience.

The response to their call for support to Devon Air Ambulance has been tremendous, but there's still time to donate to their campaign. You can visit the team's JustGiving page here.

Read more about their story in our pre-launch article.

The team on the penultimate day of their challenge, and above having crossed the finishing line.