Wednesday 12th December, 2018-Team Antigua Island Girls have begun their journey home rowing in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Challenge.
The race began this morning in La Gomera, the Canary Islands in Spain and will end in Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour.
Elvira Bell, Christal Clashing, Samara Emanuel and Kevinia Francis are making the 3000 mile journey, with the aim of breaking the women’s record of a 34 day crossing and becoming the first black, all female team to complete the journey.
They are believed to have accepted a challenge from Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who while welcoming the Antigua team home last year said it would be a good thing for the country to field an all female rowing team.
Antigua Island Girls is the third team to represent the country in the annual event.
These are the sounds at the starting point in the Canary Islands this morning.
The team had to raise approximately US $ 150, 00.00 to participate in the event and received support from numerous sponsors.
They are rowing to raise funds for Cottage of Hope, a group home for orphaned and abused girls.