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EXCLUSIVE: Interview With The Force Atlantic Team Rowers

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RSS Infrastructure Ltd previously announced that they are proud to be supporting the British Armed Forces ‘Force Atlantic’ rowing team as a ‘Gold’ sponsor for the ‘Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge’, otherwise known as the ‘World’s Toughest Row’.

The Force Atlantic team are the first official British Army team to enter the event and they have the daunting task of getting the boat safely to the other side whilst overcoming a series of obstacles including; contending with the mental anguish that the ordeal will bring as a result of the solitary lifestyle whilst on board as well as sleep deprivation, salt sores, and physical extremes inflicted by the race.

We attended the Rannoch Adventure Open Day to get an exclusive interview with the team.

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Stray FM News online

Four Yorkshire rowers prepare for the Atlantic

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Yorkshire rowers embark on tour of the county

  • The team from the Army Foundation College in Harrogate are training for the next Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.

  • The four servicemen are to row 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean.

  • As part of their training, the team are currently on a 'pop-up rowing tour' around Yorkshire.

Force Atlantic, the British Army’s Yorkshire based trans-Atlantic rowing team, has embarked upon a ‘pop-up rowing tour’, incorporating stops at some of the county’s most iconic locations.

The four intrepid servicemen visited Castle Howard and RHS Harlow Carr this weekend, complete with rowing machines, to train for their upcoming challenge.

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ABF The Soldiers Charity website

Four Men, 3,000 miles: Force Atlantic and the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

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In December 2019, four men from the Army Foundation College (AFC) Harrogate will undergo the ultimate test of physical and mental endurance. The Force Atlantic crew will attempt a 3,000 nautical mile crossing of the Atlantic Ocean to raise vital funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity in our 75th anniversary year…

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Harrogate Advertiser

Force Atlantic: Harrogate Army Foundation College to recruit junior soldier for 3,000 mile Atlantic rowing challenge

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The first official team to represent the British Army in a 3,000 mile rowing challenge across the Atlantic is set to recruit its final member - who will be the youngest serviceman to ever undertake such a challenge in the world.

A junior soldier is to be selected from among the recruits of the Army Foundation College (AFC) in Harrogate later this year, joining the ranks of staff taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge - which sees rowers setting off from the Canary Islands, to a finish line in Antigua.

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