Mike Burton wins Atlantic rowing race

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A two-man team featuring AB Graphic managing director Mike Burton has won the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2013

A two-man team featuring AB Graphic managing director Mike Burton has won the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2013.

Racing in the team Locura Rows the Atlantic along with Tom Salt, they completed the 3,000 mile race from La Gomera, Canary Islands, to Antigua in 41 days, 2 hours, 38 minutes and 54 seconds.

Rowing in shifts of two hours on, two hours off, Burton and Salt competed the race to raise money for the Generous Hearts Foundation.

Mike and Tom beat 15 other international teams to win the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in Locura, a 6m-long, category “zero” boat, which means it was fully equipped with safety and medical equipment to tackle the oceans toughest conditions. The boat was adorned with logos of other suppliers and AB Graphic’s industry peers who had supported the challenge.

They battled 40ft waves, tropical storms, seasickness, sleep deprivation, body sores, a capsize and an encounter with a six-metre marlin over the course of the race.

Donate to the team’s chosen charity here