Thursday, December 14, 2017

Atlantic Challenge race started

All the rowers waving 'Goodbye' to San Sebastian de La Gomera (Images:
The 2017 edition of the transatlantic rowing race known as the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge has started from San Sebastian de La Gomera from 11am this morning after a 48-hour delay due to inclement weather conditions. There are 25 teams, male and female,  beginning to row almost 5.000 kms across the Atlatic to Antigua, hailing from more than a dozen countries, including solo rowers and teams of two, three and four rowers. This year there are two entrants from the Republic of Ireland competing in the race: Single rower Damien Browne ('Gulliver's Travels') and foursome 'Relentless Rowers' from Cork. There's also one team of four called 'Home to Portrush' rowing under the flag of Northern Ireland. For the first time this year's race boasts teams from China, Romania, Switzerland and Spain in the competition. All the entrants raise funds for charities of their choice. To find out more about the teams and to track the race you can go to
May the wind be always at your back. Come on 'ye boys from Cork !

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