The Atlantic Avengers’ team took on 9 Recruitment Teams in the UK recently in a Rowathon, raising money for the Atlantic Avengers Trust. On Friday 2nd March the Atlantic Avengers’ rowing team set up camp at the Three Hills Sports Park thanks to Shepway Sports Trust and rowed continuously for 8 hours, against 8 Recruitment Teams who were The Recruitment Network, White Recruitment UK, Calco Services, Marton Recruitment, Niyaa People, Freshminds & TXM Recruit. Using Concept 2 Rowers, collectively all teams rowed in the region of of 530 miles with the winning team covering 74 miles in 8 hours. An amazing effort was contributed by all teams and our ultimate goal was achieved which was to raise money for the Atlantic Avengers’ Trust.
Celebrations at the Atlantic Avengers launch took place in the Channel Suite at the Leas Cliff Hall on Saturday 4th November 17. The Atlantic Avenger’s rowing boat was displayed at the entrance of the venue on the Leas in Folkestone and lit up by neon blue lights.
The evening was dedicated to these two ordinary local men who are starting their journey and preparation to row the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, the world’s toughest row in 2018. Alan Campbell the Ambassador for the Atlantic Avengers echoed the enormity of the challenge and said Ricky and John were inspirational and maybe a little crazy in taking on such an encounter.
With thanks to friends, family, local businesses, all donating so much during the evening, to support the three chosen charities, Click Sargent, Shepway Sports Trust and Opera Global Youth Foundation.
The Team are now preparing the next event which is the London Launch, soon to be announced. Hoping to achieve great things and welcome new sponsors onboard! Details coming soon.
Ricky Reina and John Wilson have commenced their journey and training for The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2018. During the week the rowers are participating in a RYA Navigation Course, first aid and sea training with SeaSports South West. The week will furnish the guys with invaluable knowledge for the challenges that face them during their crossing of the Atlantic from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua, 3000 miles of unforgiving ocean.
The course is highly informative with plenty of opportunities for the boys to put their new found knowledge into practice. The course involves charts & publications, safety, buoyage, tidal awareness, visual & electronic navigation, key elements required when endorsing on such a dangerous challenge.