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'Christmas in a boat' for a charity set-up following death of serviceman

A man from Somerset and another from Devon are preparing to spend Christmas Day on a boat along with two others.

The Atlantic Mavericks - as they call themselves  - are taking part in this year's Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. 

It is a 3,000 mile row from La Gomera in the Canaries to the finish in Antigua - lasting 45 - 50 days and starting on December 12.

During the trip they will row for two hours and rest for two hours.

Richard Baker, from near Chard, said: "We are raising funds for the Royal British Legion, Myeloma UK, Riding for the Disabled and 353 a charity set up by friends of ours in memory of their son who was the 353rd British Soldier to be killed in Afghanistan."

For more details click here

Click play to hear crew member Richard Baker speaking to reporter Andrew Kay

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