TALISKER WHISKY ATLANTIC CHALLENGE

NEWS AND SPECIALS

Back to Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

LET THE FINAL COUNTDOWN BEGIN
Wednesday 7th December 2016

From Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge:

With considerable anticipation and excitement, the town of San Sebastian in La Gomera is again gearing up for the annual Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge! Bright blue race flags adorn the harbor promenade and the little town is buzzing with excitement as rowers, families and friend descend on the smallest island in the Canaries, where Christopher Columbus first set sail for the Americas more than four hundred years ago!

All 12 teams are now well installed in the marina, and yesterday Race organizer Carsten Olsen held the first of many safety and operational briefs for the participants. Over the coming days, each crew will go through a regimented process of preparing their boats, which will then be meticulously scrutineered by race officials Ian Couch and Lee Fudge.

At the start of the week, the boats will remain on shore while equipment is tested and provisions properly packed. Once certified, all crews will be keen to get them into the water and embark on some genuine sea trials in proper Atlantic waters off La Gomera.

Stand by for more exciting news and updates as we progress towards the start-line, which is scheduled for the morning of Wednesday, December 14th at 11:00 am (weather permitting of course!).

Team Facing It, boat pictured above, will include Antigua Resident Wayne Johnson, raising funds for the Smile Foundation in South Africa. Keep track of the challenge on their Facebook page here.


Click here for all News and Specials for Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

 
connect with antiguanice.com
FacebookTwitterYoutubeNewsletterRSS

contact
FIND US ON: Facebook
WEBSITE: Click here

news and specials

2019 TALISKER WHISKY ATLANTIC CHALLENGE WRAPS

Monday 9th March 2020
The arrival of women’s pairs team Row Off The Wall on Saturday signals the end of the 2019 Talisker ...
Read More

ONE MORE TEAM AT SEA FOR TWAC 2019

Wednesday 26th February 2020
The challenge is now into its 75th day, and the final team Row Off The Wall, has 319NM to finish (as...
Read More

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA LOCKS IN CONTRACT WITH TWAC CAMPAIGNS

Monday 17th February 2020
Tourism officials sealed the deal for the renowned challenge...
Read More

TWAC 2019 FLEET UPDATE

Monday 10th February 2020
29 of 35 teams have completed the 2019 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, with the latest arrival ...
Read More

TEAM ANTIGUA PAIRS FOR TWAC 2020

Monday 10th February 2020
There’s a new Team Antigua for the 2020 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge....
Read More

All News Stories and Specials