Three Scottish brothers who will be rowing 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean officially launched their boat onto the much calmer waters of Loch Lomond.
The MacLean brothers, Jamie, Ewan and Lachlan who make up team BROAR, will be the first three brothers to row any ocean as they take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge this December.
Named the world’s toughest row, the brothers will be taking on this challenge in order to raise £250,000 for their chosen charities, Children 1st and Feedback Madagascar.
They will row day and night, repeating shifts of two hours of rowing and one hour of rest until reaching the other side. The crossing will take between 40 to 60 days through 40-foot waves, shark-infested waters and busy shipping lanes
Managing Director of Feedback Madagascar, Jamie Spencer, said: “What these three lads are doing is simply incredible. Not only is the training gruelling but the race itself will take an incredible toll on them both mentally and physically. To think that they are undertaking this challenge to help Feedback Madagascar continue our work is very humbling."
Eldest brother, Ewan said “We are really excited to launch this campaign, the interest in our challenge has been phenomenal and to have people show up today from the US, Germany and Poland means so much to us.”
To learn more about the Broar team and to support their campaign, please click here.