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The Transatlantic Traffords get ready to set sail

It’s almost time for the Transatlantic Traffords to set off on their epic row across the Atlantic as they take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2018.

Raising money for St Christopher’s Hospice – a hospice in South East London that exists to promote and provide skilled and compassionate palliative care of the highest quality, the Traffords are hoping to beat the previous father and son Transatlantic time of 78 days.

At the start of the month, The Traffords flew out to the Canaries and have spent the past week getting in some last-minute rowing and carrying out the final preparations and inspections before they depart.

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Along with all of the other teams and solo entrants competing in the race, the Traffords will set off tomorrow morning (Wednesday 12th December) on their 3,000-mile journey to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua.

To see how the boys are getting on, you can track their progress here. And for the latest pictures and news, follow the Trafford’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

We would like to wish James, Hugo and Joe Trafford the best of luck with their challenge and look forward to seeing how they get on.

For more information about the Transatlantic Traffords and their challenge, or to make a donation, visit their website.  

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