Steffi

Stefanie “Steffi” Kluge (50) is pharmaceutical assistant and works for a vocational school. She originally did athletics, but for several years she successfully rows for the senior section. She’s the most experienced rower on board and as a mother of four she’s kind of the mum of the team. For 16 years she made school lunchboxes for her children and she thinks now it’s her turn.
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A Life Project

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 10 meters high waves, scorching heat and unpredictable winds make it a great adventure and a torture for the contestants. Click "CC" in the video player for English subtitles.

 

Dream Start

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.
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Safety Briefing

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.

 

Woman overboard

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.

 

Marathon

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.
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Safety First

Charlie Pitcher, boat builder

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

 

Boat Lover

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.

 

Pretty Hats

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.

 

Baptism of Fire

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..
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Dot Watching

Follow the boats online

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

 

Blue Marlin

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.

 

Body & Soul

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?
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Rowing Expert

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?

 

Ready to row

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.

 

Status Quo

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?

 

Soul Food

The girls are hungry for more

After a tough night on the North Sea and a merciless fight against wind and current the Wellenbrecherinnen return to Burnham. Charlie Pitcher gets a cheat meal for the girls to regain their power.

 

Family Affairs

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. Please, click “CC” in the player for Englisch subtitles.

Milestones of Steffi