Rented Satellite Comms Gear for an Atlantic Crossing

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2021

On December 12th, 2021, the island of La Gomera – the second-smallest of the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa – will play host to the start of the annual Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge where 37 teams (including five solo entrants) will row 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean finishing at Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda.

It’s a unique challenge that pushes people to their absolute limits. Sleep deprivation, 20ft waves, and salt sores are just some of the punishments they face. But being cut off from the wider world and the prolonged isolation are a major feature of an ocean voyage like this.

Part of any ocean-crossing rower’s onboard equipment has to be a selection of the best satellite communications for staying in touch with fellow competitors, race support teams, and friends and family back home. Devices like Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), satellite phones or satellite trackers are designed to save lives in the event of an emergency. Their advanced, satellite GPS technology mean that their locations can be pinged directly to an online dashboard so rescue operatives can formulate a recovery mission.

But advanced equipment like this doesn’t have to cost the earth.

With Global Telesat Communications’ Rental Service, it doesn’t.

GTC’s Rental Service

With a team of experts and over a decade’s worth of product knowledge, we understand the need to save customers commit to a full product purchase for sporting events like this which is why we offer a rental option. But don’t just take our word for it: the 2017 Talisker Whisky event saw the Oarsome Odyssey competitor duo Kiran and Jay who used one of our McMurdo Fast Find PLBs, an Iridium Satellite Phone, and an inReach Explorer+ Satellite Tracker to take on their epic 3,000 NM Atlantic challenge.

By renting from us, someone embarking on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge would still have access to the latest satellite communications products, but could benefit from daily rental prices of just £5 and no deposit needed. It’s a super quick and efficient approach to being in possession of potentially life-saving – and critically important – equipment for an Atlantic rowing voyage.

Key Benefits of GTC Rental

  • Daily rental from just £5
  • 7 day minimum term
  • Free UK shipping & returns
  • No airtime bundle commitments
  • No deposit required (exc. satellite terminals)
  • Access to latest equipment

Interested in renting satellite communications gear from us? Contact us now.

  • UK phone: 0800 112 3919
  • US phone: +1 305 560 5355

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