Greg Maud

20/12/2015 – At last.  It finally arrived. The race start.

The morning started with the sound of a drumming band that led the teams to the marina.  As the beat subsided the rowers made their way to the pontoons. A sense of nervous anticipation filled the air.  Tears were shed by friends and family as they hugged their loved ones and wished them a safe and speedy crossing.

Meanwhile crowds gathered at the marina entrance.  At 08.45, as planned, the people cheered and waved their flags as the first team (and those after) crossed the start line.

The last rower out, Greg Maud, a solo rower from South Africa waited with the crowds cheering his fellow rowers on.  After nearly 2 hours of cheering he jumped on-board his own 7 metre long boat and at 10:50 crossed the start line and rowed alone towards the rest of the teams who had already started their 3000mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean to Antigua.

From 08:45, one by one each boat crossed the start line.

ROLL CALL

First the fours

Yorkshire Rows

Row Like A Girl

Row2Recovery

Team Wadadli

Ocean Reunion

Lattitude 35

Atlantic Lions

All Beans No Monkeys

Followed by the pairs

Atlantic Challenge

Team Beyond

Cranial Quest

Atlantic Drifters

Team Hesco

Square One Atlantic

Rowing4Rascals

Atlantic Castaways

Thrift Energy

Atlantic Buoys

Coventry Five-0

Oarsome Buoys

And lastly but not least the solo rowers

Facing It

Atlantic Endurance

Atlantic Answer

Persil Waterbabies

Sogno Atlantico

Sea Rover

20/12/2015 – At last.  It finally arrived. The race start.

The morning started with the sound of a drumming band that led the teams to the marina.  As the beat subsided the rowers made their way to the pontoons. A sense of nervous anticipation filled the air.  Tears were shed by friends and family as they hugged their loved ones and wished them a safe and speedy crossing.

Meanwhile crowds gathered at the marina entrance.  At 08.45, as planned, the people cheered and waved their flags as the first team (and those after) crossed the start line.

The last rower out, Greg Maud, a solo rower from South Africa waited with the crowds cheering his fellow rowers on.  After nearly 2 hours of cheering he jumped on-board his own 7 metre long boat and at 10:50 crossed the start line and rowed alone towards the rest of the teams who had already started their 3000mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean to Antigua.

Greg Maud

From 08:45, one by one each boat crossed the start line.

ROLL CALL

First the fours

Yorkshire Rows

Row Like A Girl

Row2Recovery

Team Wadadli

Ocean Reunion

Lattitude 35

Atlantic Lions

All Beans No Monkeys

Followed by the pairs

Atlantic Challenge

Team Beyond

Cranial Quest

Atlantic Drifters

Team Hesco

Square One Atlantic

Rowing4Rascals

Atlantic Castaways

Thrift Energy

Atlantic Buoys

Coventry Five-0

Oarsome Buoys

And lastly but not least the solo rowers

Facing It

Atlantic Endurance

Atlantic Answer

Persil Waterbabies

Sogno Atlantico

Sea Rover