24th February 2016 –  English Harbour, Antigua

Berkshire endurance athlete, Evelyn Williams (48), has crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Evelyn finished twenty-first overall in the race.  It took him 66 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes.

It was a dramatic finish; he battled against strong winds and currents that pulled him in the wrong direction towards the cliffs of Antigua. With the support of ABSAR he was guided towards his family and friends dockside. Evelyn’s approach was the hardest seen so far in the race.

And on reaching land his comments were, “It was a fantastic feeling. It’s unbelievable. It’s unreal. It’s going to take a while to sink in, but what a fantastic reception, lovely people, brilliant”.   Antigua was very happy to see him too.

Evelyn took on the arduous challenge to raise money for the Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal, the charity for the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundations Trust, who nursed his father before he passed away.

Evelyn is from Lambourn in Berkshire and has previously competed in the Marathon de Sables, a long distance running race through the Sahara. A novice rower, Evelyn decided to swap the soil for the sea to challenge himself in new ways on the waves and test his strength against Mother Nature.

Please join us in congratulating Evelyn on his remarkable journey rowing solo 3000 NM across the Atlantic Ocean.

 

24th February 2016 –  English Harbour, Antigua

Berkshire endurance athlete, Evelyn Williams (48), has crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Evelyn finished twenty-first overall in the race.  It took him 66 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes.

It was a dramatic finish; he battled against strong winds and currents that pulled him in the wrong direction towards the cliffs of Antigua. With the support of ABSAR he was guided towards his family and friends dockside. Evelyn’s approach was the hardest seen so far in the race.

And on reaching land his comments were, “It was a fantastic feeling. It’s unbelievable. It’s unreal. It’s going to take a while to sink in, but what a fantastic reception, lovely people, brilliant”.   Antigua was very happy to see him too.

Evelyn took on the arduous challenge to raise money for the Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal, the charity for the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundations Trust, who nursed his father before he passed away.

Evelyn is from Lambourn in Berkshire and has previously competed in the Marathon de Sables, a long distance running race through the Sahara. A novice rower, Evelyn decided to swap the soil for the sea to challenge himself in new ways on the waves and test his strength against Mother Nature.

Please join us in congratulating Evelyn on his remarkable journey rowing solo 3000 NM across the Atlantic Ocean.