Rowing came to Canary Wharf this afternoon as four of the world’s best came to spread the word about their ambitious challenge.

Rebecca Charlton, Sarah Hornby, Kate Hallam and Charlotte Best were rowing for 10 hours to promote their team and secure sponsorship in their bid to cross the Atlantic in a rowing boat.

Sleep deprivation, blisters, salt sores and rowing around the clock for weeks on end will test the endurance of the group during their 3,000-mile trip to raise money for charites Mind and Women’s International.

In December this year the group will take part Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, the world’s toughest ocean endurance race – 3,000 nautical miles from La Gomera in the Canaries, to Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbour, Antigua, in their boat Atlantic Endeavour.

Rebecca said: “We aim to break two ocean rowing world records, while raising awareness and funding for our chosen charities, Mind and Women for Women International.

“This will be my biggest challenge to date, but I am immensely excited, nothing gets me going more than the highs and lows of a challenge and pushing myself to my physical and mental limits.”

The trip is scheduled to take 90 days and they plan to break two world records – fastest four women and fastest all women crew.