The ACGB squad that will take part in the next Atlantic Challenge has now been selected, and our team represents England, Scotland and Wales. Some of the crew have taken part in Atlantic Challenge before, while others are new to rowing and sailing Bantry Bay gigs.
The team had their first training weekend over the August bank holiday weekend 2017 and were based at the National Sailing Academy in Portland, on the south coast of England. They enjoyed four days of lovely sunny weather which allowed everyone to get to know each other, and begin learning the art of sailing and rowing Integrite.
Time lapse video of a transition from sailing to rowing in Portland Harbour, August 2017. In an Oars and Sails race this would take about 30 seconds.
ACGB Squad for Antrim 2018: Jade Colton, Katinka Ernst, Sophie Everett, Tim Girling, Joseph Nisbett, Harry Poulson, Megan Rodgers, Esther Stone, Reuben Thompson, Yasmin Woodward (all England). Erin Lambert, Cameron Hughes, Iona Macaulay-Smith, Doug Shewry, Gavin Sim (all Scotland). Byron Grey, Harry Myers, James Payne, Emily Stanton, Ella Sutton (all Wales).