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Brookes student begins Atlantic rowing challenge today

Posted by Jock Coats on January 4th, 2010

You may have noticed back in an OnStream article late last year that we had a Business School undergraduate, Tom Heal, entered into the Woodvale Challenge Atlantic rowing race with his friend Will Smith.  They will, if they complete the race, be the youngest ever two person team to row across an ocean.

Well owing to bad weather in the Canary Islands for much of the last month the race start has been delayed since December 6th originally.  But today they got underway.  You can follow Will and Tom’s progress on the race website from their radio beacon signal, and through their occasional blog from the boat.

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