Listen as we are featured on the 37th Episode of “Around The Buoy”.
Around the time former US Marine Evan Stratton was discovering he missed the camaraderie he’d found in the service, he attended a fundraising gala in 2018 – and his life took a new course. He heard the story of Fight Oar Die – an all-American, all-military-veteran rowing team that competes in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge annually. “I’m hearing about these four veterans who are going to get in a boat and row the Atlantic Ocean. My eyes lit up, like yes, I want to do this.”
Powell resident and former U.S. Navy Lt. Carl Christensen on Thursday joined three other veterans on a high-tech rowboat in the Canary Islands and began rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean towards English Harbour, Antigua.
They call themselves Fight Oar Die — a play on Roman poet Virgil’s “Fight or Die” proverb — to compete in the world’s toughest rowing race called the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge to raise awareness about veterans’ health and well-being, according to a news release.