FORM A TEAM AND RACE THE NATION ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
* Be crowned the fastest team across the Atlantic Ocean from the comfort of your own gym.
* Race 4 girls 3,000 miles across an ocean.
* Race against your rival club, military teams, universities and colleges.
* Young and old, adaptive and able.
*Can non-rowers beat rowers?
The Atlantic Challenge 2016 all women crew are launching an event and would like YOU to get involved.
Be a part of the Atlantic Challenge 2016 story. Jane McIntosh from RAF Northolt and her crew are going for the Atlantic Crossing Rowing Female World Record which is currently set at 45 days 15 hours 26 minutes. They are also raising money for two fantastic children’s charities, Barnardo’s and the Forces Children’s Trust. Let us support our children, together.
The girls will row 24 hrs a day, 12 hrs for each rower, unsupported, fix broken equipment, rehydrate their food, suffer from lack of sleep and experience salt sores. They would like you to form a team and travel the journey with them from the comfort of your gym/club.
This competition is to race across the Atlantic, 4,800 km in the fastest time / furthest distance in 45 days. Plus raising awareness of the charities and as much money as possible.
Categories to enter
* Women’s crew
* Men’s crew
* Mixed crew
* Adaptive crew
* University/College crew
* Junior (under 18’s) crew
* Most charity money raised by a team
This 45 day event will commence the same day as the girls leave Gran Canaria on or around the 23rd January 2016. The aim is to try and complete the distance before the girls arrive in Barbados in hopefully less than 45 days. There is no limit on team members; the more participants the quicker you will cover the distance.
Entry fee per crew member: £10.00
Students and juniors: £8.00
Proceeds will go to charity. Winning teams will receive a commemorative tankard, an invitation to the Welcome Home party to get the chance to chat to the rowers, radio shout outs and hopefully their photo in the nationally sold Rowing & Regatta magazine.
– All team names will appear on the ‘Oceanusrowing’ website to compare your times with other teams.
– To allow for administration time, entries must arrive before 12 noon Sunday 10th January 2015.
– 10 person minimum team entry by 10th January 2015, more team members can join the team up until the 20th January 2016.
– Please send entries to: Jane McIntosh, Sgt’s and WO Mess, RAF Northolt, West End Road, Ruislip, London, Middlesex, HA4 6NG.
– Cheques payable to ‘Atlantic Challenge 2016’, bank details are available for bank transfers.
An Atlantic Challenge pack, including charity sponsorship forms, participants score cards to record distances travelled and fund raising ideas. Please could the captain of the team take charge of the score cards, as they will probably be involved with the training sessions. Obviously integrity is the key to this event.
To open the challenge to a wider audience and encompass all training, running can be included in the distance travelled. On the water training and outdoor running can also be included.
Charity money raised can be paid directly into the Virgin Giving page, details of which can be found on this website (click here) where updates on the girls’ progress can be found. Please collect your donation/sponsorship money and pay with one entry including your team name so the amount can be easily recorded for entry into the ‘Most charity money raised’ category.
Photos and blogs of your adventure are most welcome, please send these to – [email protected], they will then be posted on the ‘Atlantic Challenge 2016’ Facebook page throughout the event. For your entry form and event pack please email Jane McIntosh on [email protected] or contact her on Facebook page ‘Atlantic Challenge 2016’
Let’s pull together and burn those Christmas calories in aid of the great cause!
BFBS and BBC Hereford and Worcester radio stations will be following the rowing challenge and the indoor event so listen out for more information on the radio waves.
Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing whose team is the fastest!