Our Progress

our blog

Welcome to our blog page which gives you a snapshot of the events that we have been involved in. From fundraising, progress on the boat, news, PR and videos, it catalogues our journey over the past 18 months.

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Blog Day 14 – Another Joey Milestone

Happy new year everyone, we spent it in less than enjoyable conditions but managed to celebrate it briefly. As we are heading further west we are starting to see more wildlife, flying fish and dolphin fish being the most exciting. We have all found it amazing how something so trivial can really lift spirits on […]

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Blog Day 11 – Welcome To The Grind And Happy New Year

Day 11 at sea and we are all becoming very familiar with the routine on the boat. The day begins with a morning nap after the previous night shift to try and catch up with some much wanted sleep. Then onto the chores of the day of prepping food, checking our position and the dreaded […]

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Blog Day 9 – Power Shortage In Middle Of Atlantic

After 9 days at sea we are all feeling a lot better, than we were after the first few days, our appetite is good and our ability to sleep much better albeit for short periods, as we are all starting to get used to life on-board Tiny Dancer. POWER ISSUES –  we have had some […]

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Blog Day 5 – Dreaming Of A Blue Christmas!

Merry Christmas folks! December 25th and we are well into our sixth day at sea! Last night was hard for everyone – we have been rowing in pairs two hours on two hours off for the last five days and with big waves crashing into the sides of the boat we have all been struggling […]

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Having A Whale Of A Time Minus The Vomit

Day 3 at sea now and time for our first blog. We couldn’t have asked for a better first day – two hours in and we were welcomed by hundreds of dolphins swimming around the boat. We were then treated even further half an hour later by no less than 6 whales (including one calf) […]

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Race Delay

Race Delay As many of you will be aware, the race start for the 2015 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge has been delayed. Due to start today at 0900, the decision was taken late on Sunday to delay the race until Sunday 20th December. The reason for this – strong southerly winds which would hamper the […]

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The Final Week

I’m writing this blog as I sit outside the Atlantic Campaigns HQ in La Gomera with the clock ticking down on the final week in La Gomera. We have already been here a week preparing for the race and adding finishing touches to Tiny Dancer so she is ready for the adventure ahead. The buzz […]

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Sponsors, school and sailing!

Friday 2nd October was the beginning of a busy weekend for the Lions! In fact it had started a day earlier for one willing father, as Mr T had been down to Christchurch to pick up Tiny Dancer – looking beautiful in her new blue coat! First stop on the tour was Kent College School […]