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 During the May bank holiday weekend (2nd-5th May 2014), 12 men and women from of St Michael’s Rowing Club, Dun Laoghaire and volunteers from Irish Charity GOAL participated in the biennial rowing race across the Irish Sea known as ‘the Celtic Challenge’. What started as a relatively calm sea turned into a tough crossing for the 12 brave men and women and they had to dig deep into their reserves to get over the finishing line, crossing the 150km course in 25hrs, 9 mins, 1 second. The relay race is billed as the longest ‘true’ Rowing race in the world and is listed as such in the Guinness Book of Records.

 

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Read the full article here in Afloat Magazine.