Upstream’s on board! Supporting the world’s toughest row across the Atlantic Ocean



November 27, 2023

We’re excited to sponsor Team BlueTusk on their epic challenge!

Here at Upstream, we love getting behind a good cause. So when the ‘BlueTusk’ Vodafone Racing Team approached us to help sponsor them in the world’s toughest row crossing the Atlantic Ocean, we were on board!

The racing challenge starts Dec. 12 and will take the BlueTusk team 3,000 miles/4800 Km from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to English Harbour in Antigua and Barbuda. BlueTusk is leveraging this race to highlight the urgent need to protect the planet’s wildlife and habitats, raising funds for Tusk and the Blue Marine Foundation.

The time at sea could be anything from 30 to 80 days, and the rowers will row 2 hours on/2 hours off, 24/7.

Source – BlueTusk

“Supporting the BlueTusk Atlantic rowing challenge underscores our commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Yoav Levy, CEO and Co-Founder at Upstream Security. “At Upstream Security, we uphold values of dedication, perseverance and skill. These are all values that we put to the test every day as we help companies around the world face automotive cybersecurity challenges – and overcome them.”

Ric Vicari, VP EMEA Upstream: “In sponsoring this rowing challenge, we’re affirming our devotion to protecting our planet and natural resources while giving it your all, just like the Upstream Team. David Tiplady, Chris Wood and Aaron Kneebone – we’re behind you every stroke of the way!

The toughest row starts in:


Key Race Facts:

  • Each team will row in excess of 1.5 million oar strokes during a race
  • The fastest row across the Atlantic was a four-man team, The Four Oarsmen who finished in 29 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes
  • At its deepest, the Atlantic Ocean is 8.5km / 5.28 miles deep
  • The waves that the rowers experience can measure up to 30ft high
  • Rowers burn in excess of 6,000 calories per day


Interested in following BlueTusk’s journey? Click here!

Want to find out how Upstream can help you face cybersecurity challenges, not in the ocean but on the road? Click here!

Source – BlueTusk
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