The Hard Work Starts: Mermaid Atlantic Begin Training

It was a cold January morning, the three of us huddled up in the cab of Xav’s van and as we entered the gates to the Newport Rowing Club at 8 am, the mission at that point was simply to see who would leave the driest. It turns out it wasn’t just us braving the water in 3-degree weather, as the car park was bustling with life, almost as…

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Island Team ‘Mermaid Atlantic’ announce plans to row across the Atlantic in 2023

We are three friends from the Isle of Wight, UK, who have come together for the ultimate ocean encounter. With shared passions for the environment and exploration, our team, Mermaid Atlantic, will compete in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2023, rowing to raise awareness of the preservation of ocean habitats and to raise funds for marine-focused environmental charities. The three of us, Chris Mannion, Paul Berry, and Xavier Baker…

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