LONDON, August 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
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Anneka Rice warmed up for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Ladies Day today by rowing an ocean rowing boat with six time ocean rower, Simon Chalk, and budding Atlantic rower, Gemma Cambell, past the iconic Isle of Wight landmark, Osborne House. The same boat will be rowed 3,000 nautical miles, from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in December 2013, as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, the world's toughest rowing race.
"Rowing an ocean is one of the toughest personal challenges you can set yourself. More and more women are signing up each year and we are delighted that Anneka Rice has joined us to raise awareness of ocean rowing today. It's amazingly rewarding and I hope we inspire more ladies to sign up for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2013." Simon Chalk, ocean rower
In December 2011, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2011, saw 17 crews from round the world leave La Gomera in the Canary Islands on a 3000 mile ocean row to Barbados. Amongst those rowers was Julia Immonen, whose team Row for Freedom broke two world records. Julia will speak of the highs and lows of her crossing at The Talisker Boathouse at the Yacht Haven on Thursday 16th August to mark Ladies Day at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes week.
Talisker speaks of the rugged, windblown beauty of its home by the wild seas on the Isle of Skye. The powerful whisky has been adored by many for its sea-salty nose, peaty, smoky character and peppery finish, since 1830. The maritime influence of Talisker has led to close links with challenges on the water, from support of the RNLI, to sponsorship of Cowes week and the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, the world's toughest rowing race, which will see crews from around the world row from the Canary Islands to Antigua in December 2013. Talisker 10 year old, 18 year old and Distillers Edition are widely distributed. See http://www.malts.com and http://www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com.
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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week
- Cowes Week is one of the longest running events in UK sporting history having first taken place in 1826.
- Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is an inclusive, aspirational sailing regatta; the largest of its kind in the world.
- Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week attracts around 1,000 yachts in up to 40 classes, and 8,500 competitors ranging from weekend sailors through to Olympic medallists and World Champions.
- Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week has a lively festival atmosphere ashore with a broad range of social activities that provide an exciting and varied "après-sail" programme.
- The official event website for all the latest news and information is: http://www.aamcowesweek.co.uk.
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