so, I signed up for a rowing race across the Atlantic – the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 2020. A friend of mine, Kev O’Farrell (top right) and I will row 5000km from the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean.
We’re doing this for both the amazing adventure of it and hoping to raise some good money for the Childrens Medical Research Fund who raise money for childrens hospitals around Dublin. Kev is a social worker in Crumlin Childrens Hospital…
[from left: Ingrid Kvale, Emily Blagden, Laura Kennington and Aoife Ni Mhaoileoin
From Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii.
In a rowing boat!
“We have been training intensely, as well as taking courses in sea survival and navigation. Beyond the physical and psychological training, there are also a huge number of practical considerations. We need to ensure that our boat is race ready and that we have reliable water-purifying equipment and plenty of food — we’ll need to consume 5,000-6,000 calories a day!”
Aoife Ni Mhaoileoin.
Team Boatylicious writes:
On June 7, a doctor from Castleknock in Dublin will set off on a 2,400 mile rowing expedition from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii. Aoife Ní Mhaoileoin and her teammates, Emily Blagden, Laura Kennington and Ingrid Kvale, will be the first all-female four to complete the row, which will take over forty days. ‘Team Boatylicious’ is one of 15 crews participating in the inaugural Great Pacific Race, which the organisers describe as the “biggest, baddest human endurance challenge on the planet”.
Cumann Currach Áth Cliath was formed with a view to introducing the West Coast of Ireland tradition of rowing currachs and naomhogs to those living in Dublin. We take to the water from the East Wall Sports Centre, Alfie Byrne Road, Eastwall, Dublin 3. We are having an open day Saturday morning 10am.
after months of preparation, our support yacht has had to pull out at the last minute due to a damaged spreader. Any chance of a shout out for the sake of 12 brave souls whose months of hard training are about to come to naught? Wouldn’t ask if we weren’t desperate.