Six complete charity challenge
IT TOOK THEM 51 DAYS in the worst of conditions at times, but a six-man crew, including four former soldiers with disabilities, rowed into Port St Charles yesterday morning to complete the Talisker Whisky Challenge.
Captain Ed Janvrin said they were “relentless” on the 3 000-mile trek from the Canary Islands and rowed harder the last five days to make up lost ground.
The other members of the crew were Lieutenant Will Dixon, Corporal Neil Heritage, Corporal Rory Mackenzie, Lance Corporal Carl Anstey and Alex Mckenzie.
The team on Row2Recovery took the trip as part of a drive to raise £1 million (BDS$3.12m) for charities.
Acting Minister of Tourism Haynesley Benn was part of the welcoming party. He said the six men who arrived just outside of Six Men’s, St Peter, were an inspiration for people with life-altering injuries.
Benn said their arrival came at a time when Government was using the sports tourism niche to attract international events and enhance the island’s tourism product. (YB)