Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
Think you have what it takes to win a rowing race? Keep on reading and learn more about 17 crews of teams from around the world that left the Canary Islands on 5th December to start the world’s toughest rowing race: the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. All the teams are rowing to raise money for their favorite charity. After battling with tough conditions only 12 crews remain now. While most of us spent the holidays with friends and family all teams racing spent both Christmas and New Year’s Day on the ocean hoping to land in Barbados sometime mid January or later.
Leading the race currently is Andrew Brown, a solo rower raising money for Help a London Child: “I’ve sailed across the Atlantic before and the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the perfect opportunity for me to challenge myself further.”
Row2Recovery is a team of six ex-servicemen, four of whom have serious injuries of war, including Neil Heritage, a double amputee. They aim to raise over a million for ‘Help the Heroes’.
RowforFreedom is the first all female crew of five to row across the Atlantic and are aiming to break the world record for the fastest ever female trans-Atlantic row. They are raising money for ECPAT UK and the A21 Campaign, both charities campaigning to end human trafficking.
Team Tiger is a husband and wife team, raising money for St Mungo’s and the Huntingdon’s Disease Association: “As incurable rowers, we’ve done our fair share of going to interesting places and rowing in them, and an ocean is the ultimate next step. So this is less of a race for us and more of an ocean safari.”
Atlantic Dash, Jamie Windsor and John Haskell, two firefighters from Wales, are raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity in a fire truck themed boat.
Soneravnorge, a Norwegian duo, Emil Eide Eriksen and Trond Bratland Erichsen, are raising money for the national organization for heart and lung disease, Landsforeningen for Hjerte-og Lungesyke.
If you want to learn more and possibly compete next time go to www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com.
Talisker, in its widely distributed 10 year old expression, is a powerhouse Single Malt Scotch Whisky with a formidable peat and sea-salt nose; smoky sweetness with malt flavours; and developing warmth with a huge, peppery finish. It is the only single malt whisky made on the dramatic Isle of Skye, where the distillery has been making this award-winning single malt whisky since 1830. See www.malts.com
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