Two Oxford teachers and their twin brothers have arrived in Antigua after rowing across the Atlantic.

Arthur and Euan Friend, teachers at St. Edwards School in Oxford, along with their twin brothers have completed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Challenge, finishing in 3rd place.

The Friendship Atlantic arrived in Antigua on Saturday, January 16, after an epic 3,000-mile row.

They started in La Gomera in the Canary Islands on December 12, 2022.

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More people have climbed Mount Everest than have rowed across the Atlantic.

It is one of the most demanding endurance events on the planet and they have become the first four brothers to row this, or any, ocean.

Oxford Mail: Friendship on the Atlantic Friendship on the Atlantic (Image: Zoe Baker)

The two sets of twins - St Edward's teachers Arthur and Euan, and their twin brothers Hamish and Jack, have been raising money for three charities through the row.

These are Drive Forward, Friends of Kiwoko Hospital and Churches Housing Action Team in Devon.

Oxford Mail: Friendship crossing the Atlantic Friendship crossing the Atlantic (Image: Zoe Baker)


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

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