Antigua Women Tackle Pacific Challenge

OCEAN ROWING SERIES
Season 4, Episode 126
Livestreaming 9/29 10 am ET

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They’re back “on the row” again! Having conquered the Atlantic in 2018, Team Antigua Island Girls, Antigua and Barbuda’s history-making rowers, are doing it again.

The team of four—Christal Clashing, Elvira Bell, Kevinia Francis and Samara Emmanuel—will compete in the inaugural Pacific Challenge in 2023. Atlantic Campaigns, the official race organizers of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, is also organizing this initiative.

The Pacific Challenge is a 2,800 nautical mile race from Monterey Bay in California to Nawiliwili Harbor in Kauai, Hawaii. The challenge begins on June 12, 2023.

Team Antigua Island Girls launched their Pacific2023 campaign at a press conference on January 24, 2021, at the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association’s Headquarters at Paynters, with the tagline Back on the Row Again.

Team Antigua Island Girls acknowledged that, much like their first, history-making row in the 2018-19 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, reaching the start line is its own journey. Fundraising activities are ramping up, and the team has begun the training—both physical and mental—as they learned from their freshman experience that it takes more mental strength than brawn to get to the finish line.

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