Atlantic Challenge Great Britain

GB Success at Atlantic Challenge 2018

Our crew of young people from across Great Britain have now returned from a very successful championships at Atlantic Challenge 2018 in Antrim, Northern Ireland. 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.

Looking Forward to 2020

Atlantic Challenge 2020 will be held in St Petersburg, Russia. It will be the first time that the contest has been hosted in Russia and should be a great event. If you have a spirit of adventure, and are looking for a new challenge, then why not apply to be a member of the 2020 team?    

Previous sailing or rowing experience is not necessary but you will want to learn how to handle a 38ft traditional gig and have an interest in the traditions of seamanship that are such an important part of our heritage.

To learn more about how to be part of Atlantic Challenge, please visit our Join the Crew page