The film project about the German Atlantic Rowers.

They made it! After 42 days and 46 minutes the Wellenbrecherinnen are the first German team to ever cross the Atlantic in a rowing boat. On their 5069 kilometers long way from La Gomera to Antigua they fought against several meters high waves, blazing heat and risky hurricanes. This is their story. You can watch the first 12 episodes about their preperation for this ultimate challenge here. The movie with the entire adventure will be released in theaters June 2020. Get you premiere tickets now in our shop!

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Prologue

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

The Trailer

 

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – short TWAC – is known as „the world’s toughest row“.
3,000 miles in a rowing boat across the Northern Atlantic from La Gomera to Antigua. Up to 10 meters high waves, scorching heat and unpredictable winds make it a great adventure and a torture for the contestants. But how do you prepare yourself for such a big challenge? Watch the trailer of our web series now. Rent single episodes for 99 cents or stream all 12 episodes of our web series for 5,99 Euro.
Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles.

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 about the “Wellenbrecherinnen” click Cast & Crew …

Chapter 1

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

Woman 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.

Safety First

Interview
Charlie Pitcher, boat builder
 

Charlie Pitcher builds fast and seaworthy boats. But safety has priority!

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.

Mental Work

Galerie

Anett is a sports psychologist and responsible for the mental work in the team. She has coached many successful athletes, e.g. the beach volleyball players Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst. Now she supports Meike, Cätschi, Steffi and Timna in making the four characters a strong team with a common goal. Read more …

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.

Race Director

Interview
Carsten Heron Olsen, Race Director TWAC
 

Carsten Heron Olsen has an exciting job. As racing director of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge he sends the participants on the journey of their lifes.

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.

The Critic

Interview
Christian has his own opinion about the project
 

He was a world class rower, but still coach Christian would never try an Atlantic crossing. What are his doubts?
Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles.

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 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.

Done !

Interview
The girls mood after 200km
 

2 x 200 km on an ergometer is an incredible tough distance. At 3 a.m. the girls finally finished their biggest challenge so far. Thoughts?

Chapter 6

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

Golden Rule

Video
What is KTBMF?
 

There is only one “Golden Rule” to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Charlie Pitcher reveals what the girls have to do to arrive in Antigua as fast as possible.

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.

Roadies

Interview
Timo and Sascha had a short night
 

Timo and Sascha – the men of Timna and Steffi – are the reliable “roadies” of the Wellenbrecherinnen.

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.

Safe Word

Interview
 

What does a Wellenbrecherin do when she gets annoyed on board and wants to have her peace?

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.

Inspection

Interview
 

The girls are getting in shape, but how about “Doris” and the equipment?

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.

King Karl

Interview
 

Karl Schulze won gold medals in the quadruple sculls at the Olympic Games in London in 2012 and in Rio in 2016. Would the 100-kilo powerhouse also try an Atlantic crossing in a rowing boat?

Click “CC for subtitles.

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.

Shipping

Video
 

For the last time the girls are bringing “Doris” to England. Before shipping her to La Gomera Charlie and his team have to install the water maker and other vital equipment into the boat.

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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The Movie

If you want more videos of the Wellenbrecherinnen you have to wait for their arrival on Antigua. As soon as the teams has reached its goal, we start working on our movie. Stay tuned!

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