Yesterday, the boat was christened in the home port of Einigen on Lake Thun. The Swiss Lady's father, Pepe Lienhard, christened the rowing boat "Little SWISS LADY". The time until the start is used by the Oceans's 4 for preparations and physical training. For the crossing, each of the four will row for two hours and then take a two-hour break, and that for 24 hours. Depending on the wind and current, the race takes 30-60 days. This is demanding and each person consumes around 5,000 calories per day, which is equivalent to 46 bananas. The Thuners live mostly on freeze-dried food and even spaghetti bolognese is included.
The race is considered unaccompanied and the team of four will contest the challenge autonomously. Gilgen is supporting the four Lake Thun rowers as a sponsor and is already keeping its fingers crossed for this first-class adventure.