From Chris Boot’s selection for the Le Journal de la photographie:

The Atlantic Challenge begins on 4th of December with 17 teams from around the world. More people have been into space than have rowed the Atlantic, and it is rightly considered as one of the toughest challenges on the planet.

Since 1997 this ocean-rowing race has attracted the brave and the intrepid to pit themselves against the elements and race the 2,900 miles from La Gomera, Tenerife, to Port St Charles, Barbados. Rowers have to cope with blisters, salt rashes, sleep deprivation and rowing in two-hour shifts around the clock for weeks on end.

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