Clacton Gazette

Clacton Gazette

Army team gears up for 3,000-mile Atlantic challenge in seas off Clacton.

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The first British Amy team to take on an Atlantic challenge have been preparing for their effort in Clacton.

Visitors to Clacton Pier got a chance to see the Force Atlantic Team practise for the prestigious Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile unsupported rowing race across the Atlantic.

The team, based at the Army Foundation College, Harrogate, took to the waters off Clacton for their first ocean going training session on Tuesday.

The skipper, Commanding Officer Lt Col Rich Hall, is supported by two training officers and an 18-year-old junior soldier, just out of basic training.

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