13.12.2015

Last night marked the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge official race leaving party.  Rowers, friends, family and race organisers took an evening to celebrate the efforts of the entire 2016 fleet and to wish them well.  There were successful rowers from past races in attendance who could truly empathise with the feelings of the current fleet, and perhaps enjoy the fact that, this time, they would be staying on dry land!  These included Dan & Will from Atlantic Row (2013), Luke & Jamie from Two Boys in a Boat (2013) and Rory from Row2Recovery (2011).

It was a fantastic evening complete with fireworks, a Talisker toast, plenty of dancing and an announcement that the teams had, together, already raised over €1.6 million for charity before the race has even commenced: an astounding achievement.

Today at 4pm it was announced that the race organisers, Atlantic Campaigns, had taken the decision to officially delay the race start due to an incoming strong southerly wind – meaning that if rowers were to leave as planned this Tuesday there is a significant risk that they would be blown too far north to complete the race.  The race start is now scheduled for anywhere between Friday afternoon and Sunday/Monday when an easterly wind is forecast.  More to come on this in the next few days.

(Pictured: Atlantic Lions Training Session).

13.12.2015

Last night marked the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge official race leaving party.  Rowers, friends, family and race organisers took an evening to celebrate the efforts of the entire 2016 fleet and to wish them well.  There were successful rowers from past races in attendance who could truly empathise with the feelings of the current fleet, and perhaps enjoy the fact that, this time, they would be staying on dry land!  These included Dan & Will from Atlantic Row (2013), Luke & Jamie from Two Boys in a Boat (2013) and Rory from Row2Recovery (2011).

It was a fantastic evening complete with fireworks, a Talisker toast, plenty of dancing and an announcement that the teams had, together, already raised over €1.6 million for charity before the race has even commenced: an astounding achievement.

Today at 4pm it was announced that the race organisers, Atlantic Campaigns, had taken the decision to officially delay the race start due to an incoming strong southerly wind – meaning that if rowers were to leave as planned this Tuesday there is a significant risk that they would be blown too far north to complete the race.  The race start is now scheduled for anywhere between Friday afternoon and Sunday/Monday when an easterly wind is forecast.  More to come on this in the next few days.

(Pictured: Atlantic Lions Training Session).