Atlantic Challenge 2012

In a dramatic and sad twist, the Sara G capsized on Monday with the crew having to take to their life raft for 14 hours before being rescued by a passing cargo vessel.

The crew are now safely aboard the Nord Taipei and are on their way to Gibraltar.They expect to arrive on Wednesday February 9th and will return to the UK. As well as trying to break the world record for the fastest Atlantic crossing, the crew also wanted to try and raise as much money as possible for the Have a Heart Appeal in support of Childline. You can continue to donate online right now by clicking the Virgin Money logo below or you can text BOAT to 70766 to donate £4 … (texts charged at standard network rate).

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We have been checking in with the crew each morning, and you can listen again to Lisa Rowe talking to us on Tuesday morning and Matt Craughwell's chat with us from the Nord Taipei on Tuesday afternoon, here... 

Tuesday Jan 31st, Skipper Matt Craughwell talks about what happened.


Tuesday Jan 31st, Ian's wife Lisa tells us how the boat capsized overnight.


Monday Jan 30th, Ian updates us on the latest progress.


And here is the video of the crew on Heart Breakfast with Stuart and Natalie and Bedford's Olympic Gold Medal winning rower Tim Foster, a few weeks before the left Morocco ...


And here is a training video of the crew in the Sara G...