HMS Oardacious take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
In a post on the team's LinkedIn page, the team confirmed they are making their way to the finish line in Antigua (Picture: HMS Oardacious Twitter).
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HMS Oardacious faces final 165-mile stretch in Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Challenge

HMS Oardacious take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
In a post on the team's LinkedIn page, the team confirmed they are making their way to the finish line in Antigua (Picture: HMS Oardacious Twitter).

The team of Royal Navy submariners rowing the Atlantic Ocean are nearly at the finish line, with just 165 miles left to row.

HMS Oardacious set off from the Canary Islands on 12 December to take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge –  a 3,000-mile row across the ocean.

In a post on the team's LinkedIn page, they confirmed they are making their way to the finish line in Antigua.

"Despite being so close, they are still in water over 5km deep – and, at this stage, nothing physically changes for them," the post said.

"They can't see the islands yet, it's just shift after shift, business as usual.

Watch: HMS Oardacious submariners start 3,000-mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

"But psychologically, it's getting incredibly exciting – with the outline of Antigua very clearly showing on their chart plotter they know that they probably only have around 12 rowing shifts left before they land!"

The crew will land in the south of Antigua before heading across the finish line and touching land at Nelson's dockyard.

They are currently expected to arrive at around 20:00 UTC, or 16:00 local time on Monday.

In December, the team received Christmas messages from loved ones while in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.