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Irishmen Learn Rowing to Prepare for Atlantic Challenge

8th December 2019
Kevin O'Farrell and Rob Collins Kevin O'Farrell and Rob Collins

An Irish crew, the Salty Pair, will row the Atlantic ocean next year. Dubliners Rob Collins and Kev O’Farell will be part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, which is set to leave the Canary Islands in mid December heading for Antigua.

 Both men have backgrounds in scouting and outdoor activities, though not in rowing. They joined St Michael’s coastal rowing club in Dublin to learn to row in preparation for the Atlantic challenge.

 In May of this year they completed in a skiff in the Celtic Challenge, a 150km rowing race from Arklow to Aberystwyth. They also competed in the Hobblers Challenge, a 28km race around Dublin Bay.

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Liam Gorman

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Liam Gorman is a writer and reporter. He is the co-author of Little Lady, One Man, Big Ocean, published in the United States and Canada as Crossing the Swell. He is the rowing correspondent of the Irish Times.  

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