Today the OceanCats team has started a herculious challenge that consists of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, from La Gomera to Antigua (5000km, 35-40 days). The Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge 2022.
43 teams of 17 nationalities and 128 rowers and t-shirts participate, OceanCats is the only Catalan/Spanish team.
You can download the regatta tracking app here:
They left this morning at 12 o’clock. You can follow the broadcast of the event on YouTube:
OceanCats is dedicated to the observation of the marine environment, taking advantage of its main activity, which is ocean rowing, collecting samples while navigating.
The objective of OceanCats is to raise awareness in society about the need to protect the seas and oceans. Specifically, making known the current problem of plastics and microplastics.
Its channels of action are:
Oceanic schools: They visit public educational centers and foundations that work with people with intellectual disabilities and risk of social exclusion in order to convey the message with fresh, entertaining and didactic material.
Science: They carry out scientific sampling of microplastics along the Palamós coastline and on its journeys, in collaboration with the University of Barcelona, in order to determine the origin of microplastic contamination and find a root solution.
Sport: They carry out sports challenges and long-distance hikes in order to attract the interest of the media and thus convey the message of awareness to as many people as possible.
It is an honor to collaborate with projects like OceanCats, we wish them good luck and good weather on the journey.
Here’s their website: oceancats.org
Follow them on Instagram: instagram.com/oceancatsatlanticrowing