The Buoys

When school friends, Matt and George, decided to take on the World's Toughest Row during the pandemic of 2020, they set their sights on crossing all 3,000 nautical miles of the undulating Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera in the Canary Islands. Completely unsupported, this intrepid pair will row two hours on, two hours off, for roughly 40 days to make the epic crossing all in the name of their late friend, Jack.

the equipment

So that Matt and George can remain reliably in touch with surrounding teams, support crews, friends, family, and loved ones back home, we have supplied them with enough satellite communications equipment to last them the journey and offer them plenty of comms channels. Their Inmarsat BGAN terminal will allow them to post updates to their social media followers, while their Iridium satellite phones let them make regular check-in calls to let people know they are okay. The Iridium GO! exec satellite WiFi hotspot will even let them send WhatsApp messages direct from the mid-Atlantic.

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How are the buoys staying connected?


the case study

We will compile a retrospective look at Matt and George's challenge once it is complete.

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