NEWS FROM MONADNOCK BERRIES ... SORT OF ...

From the Issue: 
February 2012
    More people have landed on the Moon than have rowed the Atlantic!  Oliver Levick, son of Anthony and Fenella Levick,  owners of Monadnock Berries, is at this moment rowing the Atlantic in an 6 ft x 28 ft ocean canoe.  By the time TTN goes to press he should be on his way to finishing the race.
    
    Oliver is part of the only American Team in the race, called Team Epoch that includes himself and three other rowers.  The race is the toughest rowing race in the world.  It is called the "Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge".  The participants row over 2500 miles, they leave from The Canary Islands just off the coast of Spain and the lucky ones arrive in Barbados many grueling days later...
    
    Out of the seventeen teams that started only twelve are left.  Two boats have capsized, others lost their oars, while others ran out of water and had to withdraw.  Oliver's team have also had trouble with their batteries, GPS, night safety lights, auto steerage, solar power, and fresh water converter.  They had to go on water rations but are rowing on anyway!  We hope to see him sometime in February safe and sound on terra firma.
    
    For more information on the adventure, see pictures and to send Oliver a message, check out the webpage:  www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com