British rowing teams competing in a cross-Atlantic challenge have been spending Christmas on the high seas.
Among them are a Dorset sailor, James Kayll and a polo player born and bred in Wiltshire, James Glasson.
The Atlantic Challenge sees the teams row more than 3,000 nautical miles across the world’s second largest ocean, the Atlantic.
Rowers will head west from San Sebastian in La Gomera to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua
Once they leave the safety of the harbour they’ll be on their own, on the vast ocean and at the mercy of the elements, until the race comes into its final stretch.
James Kayll is a captain with the Light Dragoons and is competing in the Row2Recovery team along with two servicemen who lost limbs on active duty. The team are rowing for, among others, Help For Heroes.
James wrote in his blog on Christmas Day:
James Glasson is rowing for the Atlantic Polo Team, who is raising money for charities including Brooke, the international animal welfare charity and Right to Play.
On Day 21 Row To Recovery currently lie in second place and Atlantic Polo are in third place.