On 12 December 2019, Ann Prestidge and Sara Brewer will embark on a 3,000 mile Atlantic journey, taking turns rowing 2 hours each, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to complete the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in approximately 60-70 days.

The challenge will see Ann and Sara row more than 3000 miles from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands, to English Harbour in Antigua. So far the duo have only rowed a marathon (from Boston to Lincoln), the Thames (from Lechlade to Poplar) and one sea row (around Hayling Island). The longest row they have ever done is still 2,850 miles short of the distance across the Atlantic.

Londoner Sara will become the oldest woman to row across any ocean. She is due to celebrate her 64th birthday mid-Atlantic on 12 January 2020. Sara took up rowing only 6 years ago and was inspired to take on the quest after reading the first few pages of ‘The Crossing’ by James Cracknell and Ben Fogle.

Sara said: “In life you reach certain states where you are comfortable with yourself and at times like these, it’s good to take on an extra challenge and just see how far you can go. I’m overwhelmed to know our efforts will be helping so many people.”

Together these incredible women are raising funds for Street League and Alzheimers UK. Street League’s mission is to tackle disadvantage through our award-winning sport and employability academies, which offer young people a stepping-stone to future employment and life success. Sara and Ann’s fundraising will support unemployed young people into employment, education or training opportunities. To date, they have already raised an amazing £34,351.

Ann said “Every time we visit Street League and hear about the incredible impact you are having empowering people and creating new opportunities, it reinforces how pleased we are to be fundraising for you.”

You can follow Ann and Sara’s incredible 'Row off the Wall' journey at www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com/2019-race-tracking/

To find out more about fundraising for Street League please contact [email protected]