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Category Archives: Adventures

At the Finish Line: Atlantic Antic’s Flo Ward

Last year, we caught up with Flo from Atlantic Antics ahead of her participation in ‘The World’s Toughest Row’; the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Earlier this month Flo and her teammates crossed the finish line! Here’s what she had to say: On 2nd February, myself (Flo) and two friends – Georgie and Hannah – rowed […]

Meet: Lisa Drewe, Author of Islandeering: Adventures Around the Edge of Britain’s Hidden Islands

From swimming with tiger sharks in Oman to hanging from a helicopter over the Sydney Olympic Stadium, adventure junkie Lisa Drewe has spent her adult life exploring the mountains and islands of the world. This year, her award-winning book, Islandeering: Adventures Around the Edge of Britain’s Hidden Islands is the Christmas gift for everyone’s wish […]

Meet: eXXpedition’s Sally Earthrowl

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For the last five years, small teams of women have been sailing the world discovering the huge impact plastic pollution is having on our landscape whilst researching its effects on our health through the efforts of a Community Interest Company, eXXpedition.  Now their ocean mission is growing, and investigations are being made into the actions […]

And I will walk 500 miles

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This summer, 37-year-old Stacey Smithson from Monmouthshire is taking on a challenge to walk 900 km (or 559 miles) across the British countryside participating in nine Ultra Challenge Series events to raise money for mental health charity, MIND.   The Ultra Challenge Series is set of organised ultra-marathons in different locations including The Cotswold Way, the Jurassic Coast and the Lake District. Most people choose to do […]

Monkey Fist Adventures -Brain Waves Challenge

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Aquapac sponsors crew of six ready to row two oceans in order to raise money and gather research for PTSD and early-onset Parkinson’s Disease. Early next year, a mixture of novice and experienced rowers will take part in ‘Brain Waves’. A record-breaking challenge with four team members setting off from Lanzarote in January to row […]

Part 2: Irina Gracheva Takes on the Mini-Transat

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Irina Gracheva, the first Russian woman participating in the transatlantic race Mini-Transat The second leg of Mini-Transat started on the 2nd November at 2:08 pm (WET) from Las Palmas to Martinique. Irina will be sailing a total of 2,700 miles across the Atlantic. During the first leg, Irina encountered some problems which included reparation work […]

Irina Gracheva Takes on the Mini Transat

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There’s nothing mini about the Mini Transat 6.5! Aquapac ambassador, Irina Gracheva will set sail this Saturday.   “Life on board has become easier, drier and more comfortable.”  Irina Gracheva, a 34-year-old Russian, is one of just 87 people who have qualified for this year’s Mini Transat; a biennial solo transatlantic yacht race for 6.5 metre boats over 4,000 nautical miles that […]

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