Four Bristol women take on Atlantic rowing challenge to raise money for Clean Up Bristol Harbour3 October 2019

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2020 is a 3000 mile ocean rowing challenge.  The team is looking for sponsorship to help them achieve this amazing feat.

Sofia Deambrosi, one of the team members, says "We are four Bristol girls taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2020, a 3000 miles ocean rowing challenge, unsupported, crossing from the Canary Islands, to Antigua. Our mission is to promote a safe and healthy relationship with our global waters, so our aim is to complete the crossing in the most sustainable way possible; by building an Eco Boat in partnership with Rannoch Adventures - this will be the 1st ever Eco Boat to take part in the challenge; and by looking at alternative packaging that we'll be taking on board (food, cosmetics, personal hygiene products…)

We are also exploring alternatives and sustainable fabrics for the kit we'll wear (ie. Econyl). We need £150,000 to be able to cover all our costs: Boat, Shipping, Equipment, Food, Training, Travel, Kit, Insurance. We will be able to recover the majority of this money post race by re-selling our boat and equipment, and that money will ultimately go to the two local charities we are supporting Clean Up Bristol Harbour and the RNLI. 

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to get world wide exposure: last year the race managed to reach 52,6000,000 people through television coverage, print articles, digital coverage, social media and website. Plus, after just a few months of sharing our story we already had : BBC radio interviews, 24/7 newspaper article, various blogs have already been written about us (a few being published soon), BBC Good Morning Britain want to schedule an interview once we have our boat, and our social media platforms are growing every day. We have big events planned for next year including a huge campaign during Bristol Harbour Festival. We are also being filmed throughout this journey, and there is a documentary potentially being put together about the entire campaign, crossing and collaboration with partners and the community. We would love yo hear from any individuals or companies looking to partner up with a sustainability project, so please get in touch!" 

For more information or to support the Bristol Gulls please visit www.thebristolgulls.com

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