dinghyderbyA team that are preparing to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Antigua are looking for a rower to join in an event of a much smaller kind – rowing across the Solent between Southsea and Ryde.

The search is on for 1 more contestant to enter the Silly Dinghy Derby – a 7.5km rowing race from Southsea to Ryde, in rubber dinghies.

The charity event, which is due to take place on 15th September, is being organised by 22-year-old graduate Will Whitehead in aid of the RNLI.

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Portsmouth-based Onboard Charters will be providing a safety support vessel during the crossing. Interested parties need no experience, just an adventurous spirit.

Anyone interested in taking part should email [email protected].

Donations to the RNLI can be made at

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