Ocean Recovery Alliance

ATIR Global Erg Challenge Hong Kong

- Date: April 20, 2018. Hong Kong


We hav exciting opportunity to share with you, since you can now race around Hong Kong Island, 45km, with an Erg, from anywhere in the world, for the Coastal Rowing race on December 2nd, which you can also do with World Record Holder, Erden Eruc, who will be doing the race solo, for the Ocean.

The ATIR Global Erg Challenge is an amazing new combined event of onshore and offshore rowing (and adaptive paddling) that is organized by Ocean Recovery Alliance, an NGO focused on ocean protection, in collaboration with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and their famous Around the Island Race (ATIR), and KinoMap with the video and mapping software.

From almost anywhere in the world, you can now take part in this onshore global event (as long as you have a machine that syncs with KinoMap), allowing you to experience the 45km of beautiful shoreline, amazing skylines and incredible waters of Hong Kong. This is an event to promote ocean protection as well, and prizes will be given for teams that raise the most pledges/donations. Each team can make their own funding page easily through this site. 

Due to time zones, you will have from Nov 17-28th in order to complete their race (all in one go, solo, or with their relay team), which usually takes about 3.5 hrs. 

This will be completed using the KinoMap app, and on Race Day, Dec 2nd, every team’s avatar will be placed on the map to then “race them” around the island in their respective categories, so that you can see how you finish vs. others. 
Categories include: 1) Men’s, Women’s, Mixed 2) High School, University, Corporate, Open 3) Solo, 2s, 4s, 8s or with paddle adapter – solo, 2man, 6man (outrigger), 10man (dragon boat), or C2s.

The incredible part of this technology is that when they race on the machine, they can see a full video of HK Island, synchronized to their speed, as they compete. 

Please check out https://www.atirhkrowing.com/atir-global-erg-challenge for more information and registration and our Facebook Page.

Let us know if you have any questions, and we hope to see you on the Erg, or the Water!   The top three teams which raise the most funds for our work for the ocean will receive a special prize as well.  You and your team can have a personalized fundraising page for the ocean, and for your Global Erg Challenge, just click here to easily create one. 


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