THE ATLANTIC Rowing Race is one of the world’s toughest sporting challenges

Duration: 27:54 Minutes

Distributor: DRG

Teams from around the world set off from the Canary Islands in the hope of reaching Antigua completely unaided.

The 3000 mile journey has been crossed in a record time of 40 days – but TV presenter Ben Fogle and Olympian James Cracknell hope to beat it. While James is a champion rower Ben is a complete novice in the sport.

The endurance challenge is tough for even the fittest athletes – will Ben and James be able to survive the race?

In this episode the pair will put their preparation to the test in the Canaries.

All the other teams are ready for the start - but Ben and James' boat hasn't even been in the water yet.