Atlantic Challenge Great Britain

Atlantic Challenge 2024

The global pandemic has meant that International Atlantic Challenge events have been cancelled. The next International Contest of Seamanship in which ACGB is planning to participate is to be held in Belfast, Maine, USA, in the summer of 2024. No detailed information is available yet, but if you would like to apply to be a crewmember, please complete the Expression of Interest form and we will keep in touch with you.

GB Success at Atlantic Challenge 2018

The last Atlantic Challenge before the global pandemic took place in Antrim, Northern Ireland in 2018, where our crew of young people from across Great Britain took part in a very successful Atlantic Challenge.  Following a period of ten days pre-contest training at Portland, Dorset, the crew finished first in three Oars and Sails races and two sailing races. Their hard work was also rewarded in winning the Rowing race for the first time in our history of Atlantic Challenge. All this meant that they finished in second place overall behind an excellent crew from the host country, Northern Ireland. A short film by our crew, about their own journey from first training session through to the last race of the contest is below.

More information, pictures and video on the 2018, and previous contests can be found in our archive pages. Our latest newsletter, with a full report from Antrim can be downloaded here.