Fortitude IV are the Winners! 

We are really excited to announce that the Fortitude IV team are the winners of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge! They took on the awe-inspiring challenge of rowing over 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, which they did in just 32 days, 12 hours, and 35 minutes. Congratulations Fortitude IV!

We are hugely grateful to Ollie, Hugh, Max and Tom for taking on this challenge and raising funds for West London Zone along the way. They inspire us to pursue our goals and achieve our dreams. Below is a message from the team. For more information, visit the Fortitude IV website, or to donate you can click the donate button on this page!

The Challenge

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the world’s toughest rowing race - over 3,000 miles unaided across the Atlantic Ocean.  More people have reached the summit of Everest or travelled into space than have successfully rowed an ocean.

In December 2019, we departed La Gomera aiming to be the first team to reach Antigua, having navigated all of the challenges that the Atlantic Ocean could throw at us. 

We have known each other for most of our lives and drew upon the trust we have in each other during the testing moments during the crossing.  These friendships are supported by a common goal - to make a real difference to the lives of children living in West London.

By 2023, West London Zone plans to empower 3,000 children and young people across three square miles of inner West London, so that these children can grow up to achieve their goals and make their community an even better place for their friends, families, and neighbours.

To do this, West London Zone needs our help, and we are proud to be supporting children in West London to flourish.

Ollie, Hugh, Max and Tom