On January 28, 2019, Team Antigua Island Girls made history as the first all-black team to row any ocean when they crossed the Atlantic in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Also of historical note is that Team Antigua Island Girls is an all-female, all-black team from the Caribbean with no rowing experience prior to 2018-2019 campaign. The four-member team of Christal Clashing, Elvira Bell, Kevina Francis, and Samara Emmanuel completed the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge (organized by Atlantic Campaigns) in 47 days, finishing 13th out of 28 boats. Three years on, Team Antigua Island Girls have decided to set their oars into the water again, now to conquer the Pacific Ocean. On June 12, 2023, the team will row in the Pacific Challenge organized by Atlantic Campaigns. During the Pacific challenge, teams will row 2,800 nautical miles from Monterey, California to Kauai, Hawaii. As Team Antigua Island Girls would say, "why conquer one ocean when you can conquer two?"
Team Antigua Island Girls authorizes Angela Spencer-James to serve as their Agent and manage this GoFundMe campaign for the Team's upcoming Challenge.
- Phase 1 - $150,000USD. Funding needs include the cost for a boat, initial boat shipping, sea survival gear, boat registration, race entry fee, etc.
- Phase 2 - To Be Determined: The Team will start a Phase 2 GoFundMe drive as other costs are confirmed.
WHY DO THEY DO WHAT THEY DO?
Team Antigua Island Girls charitable mission is to "inspire women and girls across the globe to embrace no-limits thinking, resilience, and sisterhood."
LARGE DONATION OR ANY INDIVIDUAL DONATION IN EXCESS OF $16,000USD
Please contact the GoFundMe organizer if you want to make a large donation or any individual donation in excess of $16,000USD.
LEARN MORE ABOUT TEAM ANTIGUA ISLAND GIRLS
Please visit the team's social media pages to learn more about the historic row of 2019 and the upcoming 2023 Challenge.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teamantiguaislandgirls
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/team_antigua_island_girls/
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