Wild Waves, one of the two boats rowing under the Irish tricolour and Union flag, has been performing well in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. The Wild Waves crew of Jessica Oliver and Charlotte Harris covered 58 nautical miles in the 24 hours to midday on St Stephen’s Day. They stand second in the race pair and 5th of the female crews in the race from the Canary Islands to Antigua.
Tideway Odyssey, with Victoria Carroll (in bow in the picture) and Saf Greenwood sit eighth in race pair and sixth in female class. Early on in the race they struggled with seasickness and found it difficult in the calm seas, but have been progressing better, and posted a cheery video in Santa hats on Instagram on Christmas Day.
The race started out from La Gomera on December 11th and the big flotilla of crews aims to cover the 3,000 mile (4,8000 km) course. Both Wild Waves and Tideway Odyssey are racing for charities.