by Scott Wagg
The Atlantic Challenge Canada team has been training now for two weeks in preparation for the 2012 International Contest of Seamanship in Bantry, Ireland July 21-28th.
Atlantic Challenge Canada team - International Contest of Seamanship 2012
The crew, comprising of youth from across Canada, have been living together in Midland since June 24th.
Events include a combination of sailing and rowing, traditional seamanship, navigation and rope work, testing each country’s ability. The 38’ wooden boats are replica sailing and rowing gigs from the late 18th Century and have a crew of thirteen on board working together for each event.
Find out more about the Canadian program on the Atlantic Challenge website or the event in Bantry on the event website.