Listen as we are featured on the 37th Episode of “Around The Buoy”.
Fight Oar Die: Episode 2
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.