We could not be more excited and proud to announce HMS Oardacious’ participation in the 2019 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge and what a setting to announce it in. The annual Royal Navy Indoor Rowing championships held at HMS Temeraire, the home of Royal Navy sport. A sports hall full of concept2 rowing machines, projector screens complete with race positions displayed… and more importantly a group of nervous “Matelots”, either there to record a new PB or simply roped in by their “oppo” on a dare. A great buzz around the room as we announced our official Royal Navy Submariner’s Atlantic Row campaign, topped off by a Bronze Medal for Callum in the 500m category. Now if only he can keep that rate up for another 3000 miles…
This announcement would not have been possible without the support of our hierarchy and more importantly our partners who are all too familiar with the idea of saying goodbye for extended periods of time (it never gets any easier)… But lets not think about that just yet, we have a really exciting campaign ahead and a big year of milestones!
Please, please please push the word out about our campaign and our cause; do get in touch to identify how you or your company can support us. We are under no illusions at this stage that the journey to the start line is an endurance event in its own right!
Thank you to the Royal Navy Rowing Association for having us, allowing us to take part in the Indoor rowing champs. We look forward to working with your team over the coming 12 Months!
We would like to thank our fellow HMS Oardacious partner and media rep Andrew Parish from AJP Media for supporting us at our launch event. We also thank our initial Bronze partners BMT and Molecular products, two companies who provide a range of integral functions to Submarine operations and availability. Your support has helped kick start a fantastic project! Thats what this is all about; Bringing together our support community with enterprise partners and generally any company or individuals who want to get behind a great cause like this one!
We are also delighted to have @Kitworld join the team as a kit/Bronze partner.
Our journey starts here, and we look forward to sharing the experience with all of you!