24th February 2016  English Harbour, Antigua

Cornwall duo Atlantic Buoys (Neil Blackeby and Hamish Stewart) have crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, Atlantic Buoys finished twentieth overall in the race.

Atlantic Buoys took on the arduous challenge to raise money for the Children’s Hospice South West. It took the team 65 days and 15 hours.

Neil comments on the race “To get here for me is a lifetime dream. I’ve been wanting to do this since I was eight, when I met someone who’d rowed it. All the way across it’s been absolutely hard, there were times when we didn’t think we were going to make it and it was only this morning when I saw Antigua on the horizon that I realised I’ve achieved this life-long goal and it’s the most amazing feeling in the world.”

Neil and Hamish both live in North Cornwall. Neil worked as a fire-fighter for 23 years in Windsor, but returned to the South West where his family has lived for generations. Neil has been a member of the Port Isaac Rowing Club for 12 years where he rows and races with Hamish, who has been a member of the club for 15 years. As seasoned rowers they were inspired to take part in the race to test the limit of human endurance on the waves.

Please join us in celebrating Neil and Hamish’s incredible achievement.  They have showed courage, strength and good humour throughout their challenging journey across the Atlantic Ocean.  Click here to congratulate them and read their stories.

 

24th February 2016  English Harbour, Antigua

Cornwall duo Atlantic Buoys (Neil Blackeby and Hamish Stewart) have crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, Atlantic Buoys finished twentieth overall in the race.

Atlantic Buoys took on the arduous challenge to raise money for the Children’s Hospice South West. It took the team 65 days and 15 hours.

Neil comments on the race “To get here for me is a lifetime dream. I’ve been wanting to do this since I was eight, when I met someone who’d rowed it. All the way across it’s been absolutely hard, there were times when we didn’t think we were going to make it and it was only this morning when I saw Antigua on the horizon that I realised I’ve achieved this life-long goal and it’s the most amazing feeling in the world.”

Neil and Hamish both live in North Cornwall. Neil worked as a fire-fighter for 23 years in Windsor, but returned to the South West where his family has lived for generations. Neil has been a member of the Port Isaac Rowing Club for 12 years where he rows and races with Hamish, who has been a member of the club for 15 years. As seasoned rowers they were inspired to take part in the race to test the limit of human endurance on the waves.

Please join us in celebrating Neil and Hamish’s incredible achievement.  They have showed courage, strength and good humour throughout their challenging journey across the Atlantic Ocean.  Click here to congratulate them and read their stories.