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Row the Rock this weekend

A team of Manxies are making final preparations to sail around the Island in a Viking Long Boat this weekend.

The 15-strong crew's aiming to cover the 90 miles of the Irish Sea in less than 27 hours to get their names in the history books.

The current record, at 27 hours, was set in 1995 by members of the Viking Longboat Committee.

The new challengers, which include people from surveyors to teachers, have rowed more than 40 miles in preparation in a bid to beat the world record.

Row the Rock starts on Saturday with all money raised going to charity.

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