On 2nd December 2013, a truly epic race began. Mike Burton, MD of A B Graphic International Limited (ABG), together with his team mate Tom Salt set off as participants in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in which teams from across the world rowed from La Gomera, Spain to Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua some 2600 nautical miles distant.
We are thrilled to say that, after 41 days, 2 hours, 38 minutes and 54 seconds at sea, Mike and tom crossed the finishing line… in first position! An astounding achievement during which they battled 40ft waves, tropical storms, seasickness, sleep deprivation, excruciating body sores, a capsize and even an encounter with a six-metre marlin that punctured their boat.
Together with GEW’s £10,000 Platinum Donor contribution, every penny they raised will be donated to the ‘Generous Hearts Foundation’ in Romania. More information about the charity and about the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge can be found on our “2013” page.