Truly Oarsome adventures

Sunset row

If, like me, your idea of taming the Atlantic consists of downing several bottles of beer on the Fred OIsen ferry, the thought of rowing 2,900 miles from Tenerife to Antigua in something resembling a floating coffin, will fill you with dread. So it is with great admiration I am getting involved in the rowing season in a purely, lazy git stood on the side with notebook and camera sort of way.

Row BoatPeter Raab and Tim Wilks will set off from Puerto Colon on Saturday Decmber 8 in their attempt to defy nature. I have been following their build up and you can read all about it in the islands top newspaper, The Tenerife Sun look for features, free from 300 outlets around the island, or there’s more in the form of my blogs for Freebird. And talking of Freebird, they are one of the sponsors for Peter and Tim’s crossing as the duo aim to raise money for Los Cristianos based charity Orobal who bring comfort and quality of life to mentally and physically handicapped youngsters. There will be a big charity day on Sunday November 25 starting with a 2 hour catamarran sailing with food and drink from Puerto Colon followed by a BBQ at Monkey Beach Club, Las Americas. Tickets are just €25 for adults and €10 for children, first child goes free. Call Freephone 900714189 or book online at