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Blog Flashbay sponsorem Atlantic Ambition

Z dumą informujemy, że Flashbay został sponsorem Atlantic Ambition, który 12 grudnia 2019 roku weźmie udział w Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Konkurs obejmuje 3,000 mil po Oceanie Atlantyckim.
Atlantic Ambition to 4 przyjaciół ze szkolnej ławki, którzy wyruszą w rejs po Oceanie Atlantyckim, aby pomóc zebrać pieniądze dla organizacji charytatywnych zajmujących się ochroną oceanów, w tym Marine Conservation Society i The Surfrider Foundation Australia. Jon Merotra, Ewan Bell, Ed Wilson i James Protherough - byli uczniowie RGS Worcester Pupils - obecnie mieszkają na przeciwległej półkuli - będą rywalizować z 30 innymi zespołami z całego świata.


“The race is known as ‘The World's Toughest Row’ as the teams brave the elements such as hurricane strength winds and 50ft swells. As it stands, more people have been into space than have rowed the Atlantic” said James. “The added physical strain of exhaustion, sleep deprivation and possible hallucination tests the extremes of teamwork and humankind. By undertaking such an enormous challenge, our aim is to meaningfully support the amazing work our charities are doing and help turn the tide on plastic pollution.”

To take the challenge one step further, the team have also been working in collaboration with a US based company called Smartfin, to adapt their innovative surfboard fin for use on their ocean rowing boat.

“Smartfin is a surfboard fin with oceanographic sensors, it is designed to collect data for researchers/scientists,” said Kat Hammond from Smartfin. “We also use Smartfin as a tool to engage communities in conversation about climate change and the impact it has on the oceans.”

“In carrying out this epic adventure Atlantic Ambition will not only raising money which helps us protect and clean up our amazing blue planet, but they are also carrying out valuable research along the way with the SmartFin technology” said Katherine Stephenson, from Marine Conservation Society.



This will be the first time this type of data has been collected across an entire ocean by an ocean rowing boat, and the team hope it can make a significant contribution to our understanding of the oceans and shorelines.

If you would like to find more out about this epic challenge, please visit their website and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

flashbay Autor: Sarah Chambers
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