Atlantic rowing trio issue charity challenge from high seas

The MacLean siblings, from Edinburgh, are now more than halfway through their 3000-mile journey.

Atlantic rowing trio issue charity challenge from high seas
Team Broar: Jamie, Ewan and Lachlan MacLean.

Three brothers aiming to become the fastest trio to row the Atlantic have issued a challenge to January gym-goers from the ocean.

The MacLean siblings, from Edinburgh, are now more than halfway through their 3000-mile journey after setting off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands on December 12.

The team, named Broar, are expected to arrive in Antigua in the Caribbean before the end of January and hope to raise more than £250,000 for charities Feedback Madagascar and Children First, through the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

In a video filmed from their rowing boat as they cross the Atlantic, Lachlan, 21, Jamie, 26, and Ewan, 27, have now issued a challenge to people back home to hit the gym and row 3000 metres on a rowing machine.

They’re asking for video or photo evidence of the row being completed, the post should then be shared on social media with three friends tagged, and £5 donated to the team’s Virgin Money fundraising page.

Glasgow University student Lachlan said: “As we’re rowing 3000 miles, we’re challenging you to row 3000 metres.

“The biggest lesson for us this trip is just how amazing the human body is. It’s incredible and capable of amazing things.

“If you’re returning to the gym after a break, rowing is one of the most simple and effective ways to get fit.

“Most importantly, by getting involved it’s a great way to use your New Year resolution to help two very worthwhile charities.”