Wicklow heroes Atlantic Broing finally land after monumental Atlantic challenge

Atlantic Broing set off on the 13th of December on a truly epic journey to row across the Atlantic ocean while raising money for Make A Wish and First Light Ireland – and today the lads have finally landed.

Atlantic Broing have arrived to their destination after 42 days, 1 hour, and 58 minutes at sea.

Eamon and Andrew Breen, or Atlantic Broing, joined 30 other teams on the Atlantic Crossing rowing challenge, a momentous task that saw the duo completing an estimated 4800 kilometres, from San Sebastian in La Gomera on the Canary Islands to Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour in Antigua & Barbuda.

For additional context, more people have scaled Mount Everest than have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean.

Thousands have watched on social media as the duo have rowed through some of the harshest conditions known to man, and through thick and thin, Atlantic Broing have kept their supporters updated on their journey for the last few weeks at sea.

And though the journey has taken a toll on both men, they were pushed ever-forward by their dedication to raising money for two charities very close to their hearts.

Make-A-Wish Ireland are a world-renowned charity that provide care and support for children living with life-threatening illnesses by making their wishes come true, whatever those wishes might be. 

FirstLight provide information and support to families grieiving the sudden and unexpected loss of a child aged up to 18 years of age.

You can still donate to their cause now by following this link.

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