Atlantic Odyssey

Beverley Helps Rowing Duo Take On Challenge Of A Lifetime

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Calendar iconPosted 30th Aug 2017

Beverley Holidays is helping two brave souls take on the challenge of a lifetime by acting as the official accommodation provider for a rowing duo in training for the 2018 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Brixham-based Mike Gibbons and his Scottish rowing companion Craig Hunter will be staying at the park once a month as they embark on a gruelling 16-month training programme for the ‘world’s toughest row’.

Mike Gibbons Atlantic Challenge

The rowing novices will be able to rest their weary heads on the Paignton park’s comfortable holiday accommodation following a hard day’s training on the waters of Torbay ahead of their Atlantic Challenge.

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge will see Mike and Craig join 30 other teams rowing more than 3,000 nautical miles across the world’s largest ocean from the Canary Islands to the West Indies in late 2018.

Together they will battle against extreme weather conditions and near starvation as they make the epic crossing in their rowing boat ‘Patience’ in aid of The Orlando Rogers Foundation and Above Water.

As a thank you to Beverley Holidays for being its official accommodation provider during their training, the rowers have named the sleeping compartment of their rowing boat ‘The Beverley Log Cabin’.

Rower Mike Gibbons said: “We are extremely grateful to Beverley Holidays for their hospitality and for the support they have provided in helping us with our training and fundraising plans.

“Our launch event in the first annual Race Across Torbay coupled with the fantastic efforts of the Beverley Holidays’ Entertainment Team helped us raise more than £575 for our charities to date.”

Director of Beverley Holidays, Nicola Furneaux, said: “We are delighted to be acting as the official accommodation to Mike and Craig as they undertake this momentous challenge, and we hope that their ‘Beverley Log Cabin’ provides them with some respite during their incredible journey.”

You can keep up to date with Mike and Craig’s progress by visiting the Atlantic Odyssey Facebook page.

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