Departing 1st June 2020 from Tower Bridge, London
Totally unaided, the crews have to tackle the most dangerous and fast turning tides on the planet; cross the world’s busiest shipping lanes, have to avoid heavy shipping including car ferries, industrial fishing trawlers and private yachts on autopilot. Just being close to and in sight of land for almost the entire duration makes it tough to resist the temptation to quit. They will also cover a distance of over 2000 miles in the very unpredictable Great British weather. Put all these together, and GBRow is tougher than any other rowing race anywhere in the world.
Do you have what it takes to complete a 2000 mile ultra coastal row around GB mainland non-stop and unassisted? We’ve started planning for GBRow 2020. This is the ultimate rowing adventure – could you be in it?
Dom Mee, seasoned British adventurer:
‘GB Row represents the ultimate rowing challenge for competitors. The treacherous British coastline demands the very best in team work and technical navigation ability. A bad decision can put a team on the rocks losing everything. A good decision can take a team miles ahead of the fleet but in the complex weather and currents of the UK coastal area positions can change on a daily basis. Only the best will make it to the finish. Only the extraordinary will win. Forget the Americas Cup, this is a modern day Viking challenge that will push men and women to breaking point both mentally and physically in their quest to be crowned the champion’.
Could you be a World Record beater in the next GBRow?
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GB Row 2020 will start at Tower Bridge, London, on 1st June 2020 Keep watching this website for more news soon about GBRow – the only 2,000 miles non-stop endurance rowing race around Britain’s coast.
GBRow is presented by GBRow Challenge Ltd.
A Piece of History
The route navigated by the record breaking 2005 team led by Will de Laszlo has been plotted in full detail on a maritime chart. A high resolution copy of this was one of the resources for teams entering GB Row 2013, so that rowers in the 2013 event would be armed with valuable information from the 2005 event to help them plan their own routes. We’ll also be using it during the race to see how thecrews are faring against the pace set by the World Record holders.