The Challenge in the Atlantic

levadeiro/ August 28, 2006/ Madeira, Sea, Sports, Uncategorized

For the first time in the history three swimmers will try to swim a 25 km passage between Madeira and the islands of Desertas. It will be the longest passage in open waters ever done in Portugal … seven hours of swim … distance of 13 nautical miles … called “Desafio no Atlântico” (Challenge in the Atlantic).

The three “brave” swimmers doing the attempt are Duarte Mendonça (Madeira), Nuno Vicente and Miguel Arrobas (both from Portugal).

The first attempt last Saturday did not take place due to the bad weather conditions above the sea. That is why the next swim attempt will take place today 28th of August.

We wish them good luck and success.