Atlantic Allum Cup Race 2011

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In January 2011 Woodvale Challenge (organisers of ocean rowing races) are running three record campaigns for the mid-Atlantic route (La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Barbados – 2600 miles away) and are looking for crew members to take on this epic challenge. 

The records will be more than just rowing hard…route selection, reaction to situations and a degree of luck with the weather all come into play. 

The boats being launched are three of the fastest ocean rowing boats ever built:
•    Britannia III – a 12-man boat which crossed the Atlantic this year in 38 days
•    Audeamus – an 8-man boat which holds the Indian Ocean Speed Record (to be put out as an all female crew)
•    Oystershack – a 6-man boat whic is the fastest boat ever into Antigua (37 days)

For a reduced price of £8,000 you will get the chance to have your name in the record books, as well as receiving all mandatory training (RYA First Aid at Sea, Sea Survival, Ocean Yachtmaster Theory, shortwave radio training and licence), medical equipment, tracking equipment, duty officer, family officer, race clothing and a detailed ocean rowing training package.  Payment can be made in instalments and Woodvale can provide you with information on gaining sponsorship and direct you to useful ocean rowing resources.

Woodvale know what it is like to row an ocean and therefore cannot promise success, but you will be offered a vast knowledge of ocean rowing as well as the experience of a lifetime.   For full details, visit the event website.

For more information, or to book your place, please get in touch with the event director, Kate Battes, on [email protected] or telephone 07864 288609

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