Passion also plays an important role in this project: as the first German women’s team, the girls from RowHHome want to compete in the “Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge” – the toughest rowing race in the world – starting from La Gomera island with the goal of reaching the port of Antigua within 30 – 90 days. In between them and this goal stretches 5,500 km of Atlantic Ocean.
What? Rowing across the Atlantic? That sounds crazy and like intense training and huge risks, not to mention the mental and physical challenges like enormous waves and weather from every direction. It sounds like homesickness and “wanderlust” all rolled into one; like longing, a lot of discipline and recognition. It sounds like a fantastic and one of a kind adventure!
To Thomas Hauschild it sounded most of all like courage and ambition! When by chance he met the four “girls” from RowHHome a few months ago and heard what they had in mind, he was immediately intrigued; not least because his story as an entrepreneur also involved great courage and passion. He too was no stranger to the terms “willing to take risks” and “stormy seas” when it came to bringing the “Sylter Salatfrische” to the German market in 2004 and establishing it in the refrigerator section across the country.
So he did not have to think long to make the following heartfelt decision:
“Zum Dorfkrug” would follow the RowHHome team and support them during their “Challenge of a lifetime” – from buying a boat to the Caribbean!
The 8 metre long ocean-going rowboat in which the four women will set out from La Gomera in December 2019 was christened in Hamburg by Thomas’ wife, Silke Hauschild, and named “DORIS” after the Greek sea goddess. And it looks great! No wonder because our logo is on both sides of the boat ☺ We are proud to accompany the RowHHome team and wish them a fresh breeze and a following wind!
@ Meike, Timna, Cätschi and Steffi: You can do it! We are by your side! On either side even! ☺