The film project about the German Atlantic Rowers.

Wellenbrecherinnen in lockdown!

What a pity. A few days before the world premiere in Hamburg, we and all cinemas in Germany are caught by the second wave. Unfortunately we have to postpone the planned cinema release due to the containment ordinance. Anyone who knows us knows that we won’t let our heads hang down and look for new ways to bring our film to you and to the big screen.

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Meike, Cätschi, Steffi and Timna are facing the challenge of their lives: the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. The four women want to be the first German team to take part in “the world’s toughest rowing race” and to cross the Atlantic in a rowboat. Extreme conditions await on their 3000 miles route from La Gomera to the Caribbean Island of Antigua: meter-high waves, scorching heat and relentless storms. But the tough challenge of the four women already starts long before the dangerous journey.

The theatrical release in Germany was planed for November 5th. Due to the new restrictions regarding the spread of the Corona virus we had to postpone our plans. For information about the international distribution please subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Instagram or Facebook

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The Team

Meike and Cätschi are best friends, who are willing to take any adventure. For Steffi it’s time to take a risk. Who is Jenny? And what role is Steffis daughter Timna playing? For more information click Cast & Crew …

Web series

Info

Here you can watch all 12 episodes of the exciting preparation for the toughest rowing race in the world. Scroll down to the episode teasers or watch all episodes directly on VimeoOnDemand.

Prologue

Define a target,
make a plan
and overcome all obstacles.
Four brave women show us their way.

Chapter 1

Four women, one goal.
But before the start on La Gomera
Meike, Cätschi, Steffi und Jenny
have to master many challenges
.

Overboard

Episode
Let's go, watch episode 1.
 

The four women have to complete their first compulsory course. At “Sea Rescue & Survival at Sea” they have to prove how tough they really are. And after that they travel to England. Watch the teaser of the 1st episode. Stream the full episode for 99 cents or stream all 12 episodes of the web series for 5.99 euros. English subtitles available.

Chapter 2

Awesome!
The boat has arrived safely in Hamburg,
but the team is already facing
the next challenge.

Baptism of Fire

Episode
In episode 2 one woman leaves
 

Many friends, supporter, family and even the television came to the boat christening. But the announcement of the name is not the biggest surprise. Watch the teaser of episode 2. Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles. Stream the full episode for 99 cents or stream all 12 episodes of the web series for 5.99 euros.

Chapter 3

If you want to fulfill your dream
you need a clear vision
of what you want to achieve.
Check how much you really want it.

Dream Start

Episode
Episode 3, a visit on La Gomera
 

Die TWAC is known as the world’s toughest row. Meike, Cätschi and Steffi witness the start on La Gomera and take a closer look at what they have to expect for December 2019. And it get’s emotinal. Watch the teaser of episode 3. Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles. Stream the full episode for 99 cents or stream all 12 episodes of the web series for 5.99 euros.

Chapter 4

The four girls are faced
with a great physical challenge,
but first they have to
clear their heads.

Body & Soul

Episode
Meet the coaches in episode 4
 

The vision is clear, the goal is set, but the actual mission is just beginning. A common plan is necessary! At the top of the list: Rowing, rowing, rowing … . Are the girls already in shape? Watch the teaser of episode 4. Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles. Stream the full episode for 99 cents or stream all 12 episodes of the web series for 5.99 euros.

Chapter 5

No pain no gain!
From week to week the
challenges are getting bigger.
But relationships should not fall apart
because of too much training.

Best Friends

Episode
Episode 5 is about friendship
 

The Ergo Marathon is done, but the next challenge for the “Wellenbrecherinnen” is already waiting. For Meike and Cätschi, the Atlantic crossing is a new milestone in their extraordinary friendship. Watch the teaser of episode 5. Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles. Stream the full episode for 99 cents or stream all 12 episodes of the web series for 5.99 euros.

Chapter 6

The English Channel.
Against the wind.
Against the current.
It's the first time for the girls
out on the North Sea.

Wake-up Call

Episode
Episode 6 is a big test
 

The plan is clear: Crossing the English Channel from Burnham (England) to Zeebrugge (Belgium). 130 nautical miles and 36 hours out on the sea. But it runs differently than expected from the very beginning. Watch the teaser of episode 6. Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles. Stream the full episode for 99 cents or stream all 12 episodes of the web series for 5.99 euros.

Chapter 7

The bigger the challenge
the greater the risk of failure.
Only those who are able to
transform setbacks into positive energy,
will reach their goals.

Status Quo

Episode
Episode 7 shows a big setback for the team.
 

Great experience: The first trip on the English Channel was anything but smooth. Back in Hamburg the girls have to face another kind of challenge. Who takes on which role? Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles.

Chapter 8

A decision has consequences.
Not just for yourself,
also your family and friends
have to live with the results.


Family Affairs

Episode
Episode 8: Steffi, Timna and their guys
 

In Steffi’s and Timna’s „Rowing Family“ is a lot in motion. Not only because the two women want to row across the Atlantic together, but also because their husbands have to share the consequences of this decision. Watch the teaser of episode 8. Please, click “CC” in the player for Englisch subtitles. Stream the full episode for 99 cents or stream all 12 episodes of the web series for 5.99 euros.

Chapter 9

Even the longest way
starts with a small step.
The closer the destination gets,
the faster the time runs.

Big Steps

Episode
 

The Wellenbrecherinnen are making big steps. Timna does. Meike too. And Ian Couch, the safety officer of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, takes a look at the girls’ equipment. Watch the teaser of episode 9. Please, click “CC” in the player for Englisch subtitles. Stream the full episode for 99 cents or stream all 12 episodes of the web series for 5.99 euros.

Chapter 10

"I have never
tried that before,
so I think I should
definitely be able to do that"
Astrid Lindgreen - "Pippi Longstocking"

Farewell Tour

 

Goodbye Doris! During the last training session on the Alster, Doris is accompanied by a large boat convoy. An emotional day that is rounded off with a very special highlight. In addition, sports psychologist Anett plays a round of beach volleyball with the girls. Watch the teaser of episode 10 Please, click “CC” in the player for Englisch subtitles. Stream the full episode for 99 cents or stream all 12 episodes of the web series for 5.99 euros.

Chapter 11

Be the change
that you wish to see
in the world.
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Get ready

Episode
 

After the big farewell on the Alster packing is next. First the women have to sort their food for 50 days and then boat “Doris” is loaded. Watch the teaser of episode 11. Please, click “CC” in the player for Englisch subtitles. Stream the full episode for 99 cents or stream all 12 episodes of the web series for 5.99 euros.

Chapter 12

The countdown is on.
After one and a half years
of preparation Meike, Cätschi,
Steffi and Timna will be at the
starting line of the TWAC 2019.

Leaving Home

Episode
The girls are heading off to La Gomera
 

The last training, the last day at work, packing bags and saying goodbye to friends at the airport. It’s time to set course on La Gomera. Watch the teaser of episode 12. Please, click “CC” in the player for Englisch subtitles. Stream the full episode for 99 cents or stream all 12 episodes of the web series for 5.99 euros.

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