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Tritax Big Box are the proud lead sponsors of an all-female rowing crew taking part in this year’s gruelling Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge - a 3,000 mile unaided rowing race across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Mothership is  an intrepid crew of four working mums including Tritax investor relations director Jo Blackshaw. 

The challenge
Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge

The Mothership will form one of 36 crews who will attempt to row 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canaries leaving on the 12th of December to the English Harbour in Antigua.

The team will join an elite group of women; since records began 198 all-female rowing crews have attempted to cross an ocean with only 75 teams successful. In total only 229 women have rowed one ocean or more.

Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge
Race facts and figures
  1. At its deepest, the Atlantic Ocean is 8.5km/5.28 miles deep

  2. The waves that the rowers experience can be up to 20ft high

  3. Rowers burn in excess of 5,000 calories per day

  4. Each team will row in excess of 1.5 million oar strokes during a race


Fundraising for charity
The Mothership's charities

The crew is raising funds for: Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, which provides expert and compassionate palliative care for over 350 children who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions; Felix Fund, which supports the well-being of individuals within the explosive ordnance disposal and search community across all British military and Women in Sport which empowers women and girls through sport.

You can donate by clicking the link here.


“This is a monumental challenge that Jo and the team are embarking on and one that we whole-heartedly support.”

Colin Godfrey - Partner, CEO Fund Management

Watch a video to find out more about Tritax's involvment.

Testing mental and physical limits

If successful, The Mothership will be the second oldest female four ever to cross the Atlantic and they plan to remain competitive with all of their younger rivals.