FLORENCE WARD, HANNAH WALTON & GEORGIE LEECH
Atlantic Antics are three ex-university rowers with a shared love for the sport. Hannah, Flo, and Georgie have a thirst for adventure. Hannah and Flo rowed together at the Universty of Bristol where they both started out as novice . Georgie then joined them as the third team member. She too began her rowing career as a novice, at Lincoln University. They are racing to raise money and awareness for the charity Women in Sport. All three have had their lives shaped by their participation in sport where they have found friendship, built confidence, and challenged boundaries. Women in Sport is a fantastic charity whose aim is to end gender inequality in sport. 1.5M more men participate in sport than women, and this is a gap that needs to be closed. The girls’ competitive spirit means that they have their sights set high on breaking world records and to become the fastest and youngest female trio to row across the Atlantic.
Their second charity is RTHM (Rowing Together for Healthy Minds) – a mental health initiative in the rowing community that raises money for the charity Mind. RTHM was started following the suicide of former-UBBC rower René Zamudio. RTHM aspires to raise the profile of mental health in rowing, by partnering with boat clubs across the UK to inform athletes and coaches about the symptoms of depression and other disorders. It’s an incredible initiative that we’re proud to be supporting.”
Watch this space to see their antics as they prepare for the challenge of a lifetime.
“We will be rowing in a brand new Rannoch R45 Elite, named Dolly Parton (as we absolutely love her!). She’s eight metres long and two metres wide, with only two small cabins for protection against the waves, storms, and powerful sun rays. If the waves prove too much and the boat capsizes, it is designed to self-right.”
Follow them in the Atlantic now: