1. TEAM BUILDING
A rowing boat on which one crosses the ocean is expected to become 10 cm smaller every day. For weeks with four people on a boat of 8 m x 2 ravaged by the elements, overwhelmed by fatigue, physical complaints, poor sleep and even worse food can take their toll. The Dutch Atlantic Four recognized this in their preparation and sought support to overcome this. Through their mental training they learned to speak out the irritations, to understand and accept each other. This gave them more space on board. We don’t complain, but we do inform each other.
2. SET GOALS
You cannot row an ocean in one go. It is an adventure that you will take on step by step. Decisions to be taken were tested against the goals that the team had set in advance. This made them understandable and supported for everyone. The Dutch Atlantic Four had set itself the goal: to get off the boat safely and as better friends in Antigua. After the start, they soon found themselves to be in the lead and another goal was added; because how often do you get the chance to win the toughest row race in the world? Hereby the initial goal could not be violated. The Dutch Atlantic Four tell how they dealt with this.
Through thorough preparation and thinking about every little detail, the Dutch Atlantic Four already had a head start at the start of the race. Challenging and motivating each other instead of knowing better and following one’s own ego, the Dutch Atlantic Four have implemented innovations in the world of ocean rowing. Their diverse background and their shared passion for sloop rowing have made a major contribution here.
CONTACT FOR BOOKINGS
STICHTING DUTCH ATLANTIC FOUR
Clara van Spaarnwoudestraat 39
2064 WR Spaarndam / the Netherlands
+31 6 5171 6950
dutchatlanticfour @ gmail.com