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A film project for everyone who’s up for something great.

Welcome to our web series. We accompany four women who want to realize their lifelong dream together. They take us on an inspiring adventure and we all can learn from it.

 

Prologue

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

The Team

Galerie
The main characters

Meike and Cätschi are best friends, who are willing to take any adventure. For Steffi it’s time to take a risk. And Jenny hasn’t found a reason to say no to row across the ocean. For more information about the “Wellenbrecherinnen” click Cast & Crew …

A Life Project

Video
The world's toughest row.
 

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 15 meters high waves, scorching heat and unpredictable winds make it a torture for the contestants. Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles.

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.
 

Meike, Cätschi, Steffi and Jenny complete her first course. At “Sea Rescue & Survival at Sea” they have to prove how “tough” they really are. And after that they travel to England. Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles.

Safety First

Interview
Charlie Pitcher, boat builder
 

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

Boat Lover

Interview
Steffi Kluge // Team RowHHome
 

Steffi loves to row. In this video she explains the difference between a normal rowing boat and an ocean rowing boat. Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles.

Good Message

Interview
Charlie Pitcher, boat builder
 

Charlie Pitcher knows the ocean rowing scene like the back of his hand. He thinks it’s really exciting that more and more women become a part of ocean rowing.

Pretty Hats

Video
At the sports store
 

Meike, Cätschi and Steffi are trying out the right hats for their Atlantic crossing. Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles.

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 a rift develops in the team.
 

Many friends, supporter, family and even the television came to the boat christening. But the announcement of the name is not the biggest surprise..
Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles. 

Different Path

Interview
 

Jenny left the team. She decided to take a different path – without RowHHome.
Here she tells you about her feelings toward her decision and her plans for the future.

The New Girl

Interview
 

That was fast. Just a few days after Jenny told the team about her unexpected decision, RowHHome already found a fill-in. Steffis daughter Timna took the free spot in the team.

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.

Dreamstart

Episode
Episode 3, take a look behind the scenes of the race
 

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.
Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles. 

Dot Watching

Video
Follow the boats online
 

Dot Watching?! What is that supposed to be? Meike explains how you can follow the boats on the ocean.

Race Director

Interview
Carsten Heron, Race Director TWAC
 

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

Safety Briefing

Video
Ian Couch, TWAC Safety Officer
 

The TWAC is very professionally organized and has two Safety Officers who are responsible for ensuring that the race is as safe as possible. This includes the briefing of future participants.

Blue Marlin

Video
The place to be on La Gomera
 

An evening in the heart of the Ocean Rowing Community. In the Taberna Blue Marlin, the old dudes share their experiences and pass them on to the “Next Generation”. Great encounters with a lot of fun among like-minded people.

Chapter 4

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

Body & Soul

Episode
Episode 4, meet the coaches Anett and Christian
 

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?
Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles. 

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.

Marathon

Interview
Björn Schulze-Gülich / Organizer Alster Ergo-Cup
 

The Ergo Marathon is an exciting endurance test in which the contestants start with an individual time delay.
Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles.

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
The team has to make the next step.
 

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.
Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles.

Power Diet

Video
That's how the right food can look like
 

The correct nutrition is a key element on the mission “Atlantic crossing”. We lift the secret behind the power diet. Click “CC” in the video player for English subtitles.

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?

Rowing Expert

Interview
Steffi has a lot of rowing experience
 

They lie in the back of a drawer – several medals. Steffi has been rowing for many years and has already won lots of races and awards. Why aren’t any of them on display in her apartment?

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
 

The plan sounds easy: Crossing the English Channel from Burnham (England) to Scheveninngen (Netherlands). 130 nautical miles and 36 hours out on the sea. But it runs differently than expected from the very beginning.
Please, click “CC” in the player for Englisch subtitles.

Safety Instructions

Video
Safety first!
 

Welcome aboard of the R45 “Doris”. Please follow the safety instructions in the video if you fall overboard during the Atlantic crossing.

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.

Equipment Check

Video
Preparations for the first big journey
 

Wind, rain and dark night – the first 24-hour journey is on. All equipment including some “specials” must be stowed on board.

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?

To be continued

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