Saturday 11 April 2015

Taking on the Atlantic

Later today teams from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge will do battle in the annual Boat Race, televised around the world. But away from the cameras, two groups of friends have been training hard for an even bigger challenge – the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. At 3,000 nautical miles, it’s the equivalent of 821 boat races, non-stop. James Timbs-Harrison from the All Beans No Monkeys team offers an update on the team’s progress.

The All Beans No Monkeys team stepped up our training to a new level over the Easter weekend, rowing our boat from Christchurch over to Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
It was a real challenge at this stage in our training with tough weather conditions, some reasonable sized waves and lots of wind. We tested out a lot of the equipment we will use on the Atlantic row and got to understand how the continuous rowing and resting regime will work on our bodies.
The weekend tied in nicely to other rowing events across the UK including the head of the river race, which the team have taken part in whilst at university and the upcoming Oxford/Cambridge boat race.

The weekend row created a lot of interest from members of the public and we have already had donations made just from people seeing the boat. The team hopes to raise £60,000 for our chosen charity, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

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What to know what the challenge is like in numbers? Check out our infographic below:

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