Team Elijah’s Star are rowing the Atlantic in support of Action Medical Research to shine a spotlight on the impact premature birth has on babies and their families and to help fund more research that can save lives.  The team have taken their name from baby Elijah, a premature but much-loved son and brother, who sadly lived for just 37 days.

On this page you can follow our exciting journey across the Atlantic, see all the news, photos, videos and updates.  These are also available through our Instagram and Facebook pages 

Read here: Tracking Instructions
Computer – the race tracker is shown below or click here to open YB Race Tracker

Mobile – you need to install the YB Races app and a link should show in your mobile below. iPhone/iPad: Click here for the app in iTunes or search “YB Races” in the App Store.  Android: Click here for the app in Google Play or search “YB Races” in the Google Play Store

Once installed go to ‘add races’ and search for Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2021.  Now just click and the app will display the race.

Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a 3000 mile unsupported rowing race across the Atlantic Ocean west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands (280N 180W) to Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda (170N 610W)

In December 2021, Team Elijah’s Star will depart La Gomera with their sights firmly set on completing this epic journey in 37 days. The target we have set ourselves represents the brief life of baby Elijah,a premature but much-loved son and brother, who sadly lived for just 37 days.

The Team will battle sleep deprivation, salt sores, and the physical extremes inflicted by the race. Exhaustion will test the mental strength of the rowers, in the middle of an Ocean where the nearest land is 2.5 miles below the sea.


Put simply, without your support we cannot make this dream a reality. Our objective is to involve sponsors and contribute £200,000 to Action Medical Research.

Since beginning in 1952, Action Medical Research has been funding medical breakthroughs to help save and change the lives of babies and children.

Surprisingly, medical research tackling childhood diseases is poorly funded in the UK. Action Medical Research has a critical job to do in helping fill this gap to protect children.

The prospects for finding new cures and treatments is almost within our grasp. Right now we are funding vital research projects with many more ready to go – but we simply can’t fund them all.