Follow along as the lads train for the 2022 Talisker Atlantic Challenge

What is The Talisker Atlantic Challenge?

Long story short, it is an absolutely mental rowing race starting in La Gomera in the Canary Islands to English Harbor in Antigua. The boys will live in the boat as they attempt to row the 3,000 miles across the ocean.

Purpose Driven Training.

The definiton of process, is a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end. To get to start line at La Gomera is a daunting process. Life is process, our catchphrase for this process is “we love training” because if don’t have fun training we won’t have any fun on the ocean. 

rowing Strength & Conditioning

Rowing may be a rowing sport but no one has ever complained about being too strong.


For such a wild endeavor of human endurance, a huge emphasis must be placed on mental training.

Welcome to the boat

Learn more about the Dreamboats organization, mission and shore team.


The Holy City is the home and training grounds for the lads. Lifting weights at Ethos Athletic Club, running the track at The Citadel and skulling in the Wando River this beautiful city provides a perfect playground for optimal training. We can’t wait to get them across the line to add another accolade to this ever impressive city.

what’s the why?

The boys are raising money for the Greenheart Project of Charleston, a non-profit that helps underprivileged children of Charleston learn the value of clean food, how to grow it and cultivate it and promote a healthy lifestyle. Another organization the boys represent is the 2041 foundation, which was founded by their good friend, Mr. Robert Swan. The foundation strives to unite forward thinking individuals to protect and conserve Antarctica. 

Ben towill Dreamboat #1

The waspy waterman himself. An incredible father and balancer of work/training. He is the co-founder of Basic Projects, which he runs with his wife Kate. 

Charles Layton Dreamboat #2

The Boy from Bedford, never afraid of an eclectic hairstyle. Charles is the powerhouse of the boat and knows his way around the stove as he is the head chef of Basic Kitchen in downtown Charleston

Jackson Metcalf

The founder of Levels, Strength and Conditioning coach for the Lads. Chasing the sub six 2k with a tenacity unknown to mankind. 

“If you can do, or dream you can begin it now, for boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

– Mr. Robert Swan

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