The Yorkshire Rows crew lauds Glidecoat technology after completing their record making Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge trek.
On February 26, 2016, Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg and Frances Davies stepped off of their Rannoch 45 vessel in English Harbour, Antigua and into the record books as the oldest all female team to row any ocean—graciously taking Glidecoat’s technology along for the 3,000 nautical mile journey.
The company, which provides Nano-coating for aviation and marine vessels, applied its cutting-edge Smart Surface Technology (SST) Nano-composite to the vessel, dubbed “the Rose”, in England. The Challenge commenced in San Sebastian in La Gomera.
After sixty-seven days, a three-day storm and countless 30-foot swells, the Rose arrived in English Harbour barnacle-free, residue-free and scratch-free. Delivering on Glidecoat’s promise as a sponsor for the Yorkshire moms.
The company was unable to coat the entire vessel, as it was hitched to a trailer. This unforeseen hiccup that left eight linear feet of the Rose untreated turned out to be quite fortuitous—allowing marine specialists to analyze both treated an untreated sections of the boat simultaneously.
He noted Glidecoat does not intend to “rest on its laurels”, but will continue to improve and perfect its innovative technology.
Westhorpe, however, preferred to focus on the brave women of Yorkshire Rows.