The route

Although Richard was originally planning on setting sail in La Gomera, the port will be unavailable to independent rowers at the time of his attempt due to the Talisker Whiskey organised race across the Atlantic.

Now considering alternative routes, Richard now believes he will launch in November 2020 from a port on Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and rowing in a westerly direction to Dominica. This is another popular route across the Atlantic.

Hopefully the launch details will be confirmed soon, at which point we will be able to share more information on the route Richard will take.

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