Tonight, just as many Americans will be settling into a restful sleep on dry land, a team of four veterans will undertake a challenge that has never been surmounted before: attempting to become the first all-American team of veterans to row across the Atlantic Ocean. For the next month, and that’s if all things go well, the team known as Fight Oar Die will call a 28-foot boat home.
Wednesday morning, four U.S. veterans will embark on a massive challenge. The group, known as Fight Oar Die, is taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. It means they will row 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic in a 28-foot boat.
The boat is called “Woobie” and was built in Port Townsend, Washington. It will carry the four-man crew as well as all their water and food for the journey.