24 Hour Row at the River & Rowing Museum


Type:Participatory Event

Mill Meadows, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1BF

Tel: 01491 415600

24 Hour Row at the River & Rowing Museum


Raising money for the challenge of a lifetime, hosted by the River & Rowing Museum

14 teams who are taking part in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Campaign 2020, will be heading to the home of rowing in the UK, the River & Rowing Museum in Henley, to complete a 24 hour rowing challenge to raise money for each of their chosen charities.

The teams will be replicating conditions they will be adopting for the Atlantic race, (excluding the extreme conditions, wind, water and waves) by rowing constantly for 24 hours using the 2 hours on, 2 hours off rowing schedule which they will be adopting for the Atlantic crossing.  The crews will be training, sleeping and eating at the Museum, through the night, in a bid to raise money for their charities and experience the broken sleep patterns of life at sea.

The event is the brainchild of a team of four deep sea saturation divers, The Bubbleheads, who are one of the teams set to embark on the challenge of a lifetime by rowing across the Atlantic, the second largest ocean in the world, as they take part in ‘The 2020 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge’.  The ocean race covers 3,000 miles and crews from around the world row from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, to Antigua in The Caribbean.


The Bubbleheads have a very personal connection to their chosen charity, and will be fundraising for the Wessex Cancer Trust, who have supported the wife of crew member James, over the last eight years during her ongoing battle with a very rare form of cancer.

The teams and their chosen charities

The Bubbleheads                                                             Wessex Cancer Trust

Bristol Gulls                                                                        RNLI & Clean Up Bristol Harbour                                 

On Shoulders of Giants                                                 My Name’s Doddie Foundation & Pursuing Independent Paths

Commando Spirit                                                             Rock2Recovery  

Trans Atlantic Trio / Wave Warrior                            Blood Bikes            

Minds Matter                                                                    Solent Mind & The Firefighter’s Charity

Tideway Odyssey                                                             Youth Sport Trust & London Youth Rowing

One Ocean                                                                         TBC

Atlantic Dragon                                                                 MS Society

Alone Against the Atlantic / Do It Wright              RNLI & Mind

Rudderly Mad / Spoarting Chance                            Shelter Box

Atlantic Titan                                                                      Collateral Repair Project                                                                         

The 2020 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge is the premier event in ocean rowing – a challenge that takes over 3000 miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain (28oN 18oW) to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda (17oN 61oW). The annual race begins in early December, with up to 30 teams participating from around the world.


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