Sofia Deambrosi and her team Bristol Gulls complete the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge

Sofia Deambrosi paddled across the Atlantic Ocean in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, where she was the captain of and the leader of the four

With 29 years old she lives in Bristol where she has been rowing since she moved to England 10 years ago.

Sofía Deambrosi is the first Uruguayan who crossed the Atlantic Ocean by rowing, forming a group of four women who made the crossing in January.

For almost two years Sofía and her team Bristol Gulls , made up of the British Lorna Carter, Phoebe Wright and Sarah Hunt, prepared for the journey that they completed between December 12, 2020 and January 27.

It took 46 days, 7 hours and 50 minutes for the T-shirt quartet to cross the 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers) of the Atlantic Ocean, which separate the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands) until they reached Antigua, in the Caribbean.

The routine at sea was two hours of rowing and two hours of rest to eat, wash, do little work, two hours of effort and two to see what needs to be done on the boat to continue.

“Until the end of 2019 we focused on building the team. We did a lot of physical training, rowing and other sports. Preparing for a journey of this type does not have a specific formula, as it happens in other sports. To that we add mental training, especially to achieve a good coexistence and make the most of everyone’s strengths, as well as to recognize what our weaknesses were and how to ensure that they were not a problem for the group, “said Sofía.

The team got off the boat in the city of Antigua (Antigua and Barbuda) more united than ever: “Unlike what happens with other groups that all end up fighting, we got off more friends than we got on and that was because we managed a very strong mental work, “he stressed.