the Four-man robåden 'Dutch Atlantic Four' is the first and so far only one boat has crossed the finish line and thus also the Atlantic ocean in this year's Talisker Whisky Challenge.
There was or more main gun barrels, shout and tears as the four dutchmen were received in the night, Danish time, and the victory is also a joy in the Danish boat, which has received the news in the midst of the sea.
- We are super excited that it is the Dutch who have won. It is some, we have followed closely in the preparations for the here, says Lasse Wulff Hansen, en Ekstra Bladet talking with him over a satellite phone on Wednesday.
Carsten Heron Olsen, who is the architect of the transatlantic challenge, to be present at the finish line in Antigua to celebrate, when the Dutch reached the goal.
- It is always special when a team reach their goal - especially the first. There was a light, calypsomusik and big party, so it was a really good night, telling the Heron to Ekstra Bladet.
a total Of 28 rowing boats participating in the competition 'the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Chellenge', which begins on La Gomera and will end at the finish line well 5000 miles across the Atlantic to Antigua in the Caribbean.
Each team will compete against other teams with equal number of rowers. Mads Vangsø and Lasse Wulff Hansen, who puts it up as 'The Wolfpack Gym powered by Garmin's fighting against four other 'couples' in their category.
You can be 1-5 participants on a team.
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The Danish rowing boat has rowed more than two-thirds of the total distance, and it provides extra motivation to hear about the Dutch reception.
- We welcome more than you can possibly imagine. We're very exited to come in and see all of the people we love, says Lasse Wulff Hansen.
How it looked, when the winners came in the goal. Video: the Talisker Whiskey Challenge
It has now been more than 35 days, since the danes and the 26 other boats took the first åretræk and began the great challenge.
For most people it is a long time to spend in a rowboat on the Atlantic ocean, and therefore think Lasse Wulff Hansen and Mads Vangsø also daily on the 'victory' sweetness to keep the spirits up.
- There has been spending many lonely days out here, where we have thought of just this moment in order to keep ourselves running. It will be with a very great shout, and with slightly watery eyes. I think I will be very, very touched. It is going to touch us both deeply, and we are going to roll a tear, says Lasse Wulff Hansen.
It is uncertain, when the danes when in the goal, but if Carsten Heron had to guess, then it becomes about the end of January.
- It is also very special - as it is with all the - when they come into the country. However, it does matter what time of day they reach the finish line. It is clear that if they arrive at 2 at night, then the party not ligså wild, as if it is in the afternoon, explains Heron.
If the danes win the race in the category for two-man rowing boats is yet to be seen, but only to implement will be a great victory for the Danish boys. It was clear Tuesday, when the Mads Vangsø told that the goal now is to get home safely.
After the rudder every two hours at a time and sleeps for two hours. Round the clock on the entire trip.
Every paddler need to drink up to ten litres of water a day.
Seawater is purified in a 'watermaker' and thus becomes for drinking water.
A beet lose an average of 12 pounds on the trip.
More people have climbed Mount Everest than crossing an ocean in a rowing boat.
At the deepest point is the Atlantic ocean, about 8.5 miles deep.
in the Middle of the Atlantic waves can be up to six metres high.
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