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Atlantic Mavericks

Atlantic Mavericks

We had the Atlantic Mavericks with us over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th March. They completed a 24 hour Rowathon to raise awareness and money for the epic challenge they are embarking on.

THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST ROW – MORE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INTO SPACE OR CLIMBED EVEREST THAN HAVE ROWED THE ATLANTIC.

We are an Ex-Forces, Ex-Army Masters RFC, Ex-Mavericks RFC adventure team who are planning to take part in the 2019 Atlantic Challenge and row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

We will be rowing as a four and we aim to raise sponsorship to compete in the challenge. Once the challenge is completed we will sell all our equipment to raise further funds for our nominated charities.

Crossing the Atlantic is never an easy undertaking, but people have been making the journey for hundreds of years. The very first crossings were made to discover and explore new lands. Today, most crossings are made by huge cargo ships exporting essential commodities across the ocean.

But some daring people choose to cross the Atlantic to test the limit of their physical and mental strength to achieve something unthinkable and remarkable.

The idea of the Atlantic Challenge race came to Sir Chay Blyth whilst he was rowing the Atlantic Ocean in 1966 with John Ridgeway. It was a 92-day battle against hurricanes, 50-foot waves and near starvation. It is no surprise then that more people have been into space or climbed Everest than have rowed the Atlantic.

It takes a certain kind of person to keep going when faced with blisters, salt rash, sharks and sleep deprivation. That’s why the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the
world’s toughest row.

We will be rowing as a four and we aim to raise sponsorship to compete in the challenge. Once the challenge is completed we will sell all our equipment to raise further funds for our nominated charities.

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