Weather delays Atlantic rowing challenge

Captain James Kayll, Cayle Royce, Scott Blaney and Cpt Mark Jenkins, from the Row2Recovery team
Image caption Cpt James Kayll, Trooper Cayle Royce, Cpt Scott Blaney and Mark Jenkins make up the Row2Recovery team

An attempt by injured servicemen to row across the Atlantic has been delayed by poor weather.

The four-man team, which includes two soldiers who lost limbs in Afghanistan, was due to start its 50-day challenge on Monday.

Organisers said weather conditions meant the race would now be delayed until Wednesday.

The Row2Recovery team hope to finish the Canary Islands to Antigua Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in January.

Cayle Royce and Scott Blaney, injured by improvised explosive devices, are on the team with James Kayll and Mark Jenkins.

They will split the rowing by doing two hours on and two hours off while living on freeze-dried food.

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