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Rowers will eat Christmas dinner in middle of ocean 

When you are eating your Christmas Day dinner this year, spare a thought for teams and individuals who are currently rowing the Atlantic in the most challenging of conditions!

The famous Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge left La Gomera on December 14th, two days later than planned because of the bad weather conditions which storm Ana had brought to most parts of Europe.

The aim of the rowers is to reach Antigua in the fastest time possible which is likely to be around 40 days. Therefore Christmas Day will be spend out in the middle of the ocean!

The rowers, both teams and individuals, are all raising money and awareness for various causes and come from all over the world, including the UK.

The race is described as the world’s toughest row, having been founded in 1997 by Sir Chay Blyth. Since 2015, the race has been held annually starting each December.

The boats are seven metres long and just under two metres wide with only a small cabin for protection against the harsh conditions.

You can follow the teams’ progress on /www.facebook.com/atlanticcampaigns