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A painting competition with a nautical theme is being organised by the Fisherman’s museum in Puerto Santiago.

Only 1 entry per artist is allowed and the theme of the sea, fishing and its arts and crafts and the customs of fishermen are to be shown.

Entries are to be handed in from July 7th to July 21st at the Museo de Pescador, in Avenida Quinco Centenario, Puerto de Santiago.

The judges will select 40 works of art from those handed in and they will be on display at the museum between the August 4th and 31st.

The best 3 will be awarded prizes at a presentation on the final day of the exhibition.

1st prize is a trip to La Gomera for 2 people, staying in the Hotel Tecina. 2nd prize is a stay in the Hotel Playa de La Arena, and the 3rd prize is a weekend in Los Gigantes.

For more information, email museo@museodelpescador.com or telephone 671329500.

Atlantic rowersWe came through two huge storms, had a flooded cabin and had to be towed in against wind and tide for the last two miles but the effort was truly worthwhile.”

Atlantic rowers Peter Raab and Tim Wilks, aboard the Tenerife boat Martha Dos, arrived in Antigua, in the Caribbean, at 3.30pm last Tuesday after a 59-day journey across the ocean.

They left Puerto Colon, where Peter runs a boat sales and chandlery, on December 8, clipping two days off the boat’s previous fastest time, set by Tenerife residents, lawyer Pedro Ripol and commercial pilot Francisco Korff in 2001.

And they overtook half the pack of 20 boats that left La Gomera six days before them in an organised race across the Atlantic.

Peter and Tim, rowing independently in aid of the Tenerife charities Asociacion Orobal and San Lazaro expect to have raised several thousand euros with their achievement.
For Peter it was “my last bit of wild life” before he and his wife, Claudine, settle down to family life with a Chinese baby they have been planning to adopt.