Now Playing loading...

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Black All-Female Rowing Team is Making History

December 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

KRNB – Collectively known as Team Antigua Island Girls, the 5-woman (4 team-members and 1 alternate) is the first Black women and first all-Black team to compete in the 3000 nautical mile Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.  It’s rowing competition that has historically taken teams from 29 days to 3 months to complete.  The women representing the sister islands of Antiqua and Barbuda, and with no rowing experienced to speak of before this year, set there sights on what’s considered the world’s toughest rowing competition all for the sake of charity.

Their goal is to raise $150,000 dollars for Cottage of Hope, a transitional home for neglected, abandoned, and abused girls.

Team Antigua Island Girls (Instagram)

Essence caught up with the team before they embarked on the historic feat on December 12.

As reporter Tanya A. Christian writes, “Give a Black woman a challenge and watch her rise to the occasion.”

Read more about the team comprised of Elvira Bell, Christal Clashing, Samara Emmanuel, and Kevinia Francis who say that the challenge is a “culmination of hard work, sacrifice, prayer, and grit.”

Read more here … and follow the team’s progress on Instagram and Twitter.








December 23, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , , , , ,