NOMAN MEDITERRANEAN RACES
TAKE ON THE MEDITERRANEAN’S PREMIER OCEAN ROWING EVENTS
The BARCELONA – IBIZA and IBIZA – BARCELONA races are NOMAN’s exclusive ocean rowing races. Teams of amateur rowers are pitted against each other across 200 miles in journey that is expected to last 3 days. Rowing across an ocean or sea is like no other sport. An ocean row is as much about the crew’s’ ability to cope mentally as it is about technique and physical strength.
These are the world’s premier ocean rowing races with all the training tailored to individual abilities and conducted by expert ocean rowers. The boats, equipment and clothing supplied are all top of the line. Throughout the races crews are followed by a support vessel and your safety is of paramount importance throughout our events.
BARCELONA – IBIZA: SUMMER 2021 (DATES TBC)
IBIZA – BARCELONA: SUMMER 2021 (DATES TBC)
The NOMEN will be taking on the Mediterranean in 24-foot ocean rowing boats designed by Justin Adkin. The boats are designed to self-right if they capsize and to withstand the worst weather that the ocean can throw at them. Each boat has 2 water tight cabins on each end with the rowing cockpit in the middle. Generally one cabin is used for storage and the other as the accommodation where the crew can rest while they are not rowing. Solar panels placed over each one of the cabins power the onboard navigation system as well as a watermaker which will convert sea water in drinking water.
Most people are surprised to find out that most people who take part in our Med races had no rowing experience before deciding to row an ocean. The boats are far more stable and technique is less important than for crew boats which are much thinner. Anyone can jump in one and row it, but those with better technique or who are stronger will make the boat go faster. But rowing for days on end takes determination and the ability to look after yourself during your time on the water.
Each member of each crew will be completing the following courses:
RYA VHF Radio course – Correct use of VHF radio
RYA First Aid at Sea – First aid to take care of knocks and bumps at sea
RYA Sea Survival – Detailed knowledge and practical competence in sea survival techniques and equipment.
RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship – Teaching you about boat handling and navigation
RACE FOR NOMAN AND HELP US PREVENT 5% OF CANCERS
NOMAN is more than a race, it’s a call to action. To eradicate the human papillomavirus (HPV) and prevent 5% of cancers. Previous NOMEN have included CEOs, Senior Bankers, Investment Managers, students, comedians and Olympic Gold medallists.
In 2013 the Barcelona-Ibiza: Row to End HPV was NOMAN’s inaugural rowing challenge and an outstanding success, raising over $1 million and attaining press on an national and international scale. 2015 saw the capacity of the event doubled as a second race from Ibiza to Barcelona was introduced. The capacity or the race was once again doubled in 2017 as 4 crews of rowers faced some of the toughest conditions in the five-year history of NOMAN, combating the blistering sun, fierce winds, fatigue and sea sickness.