The fog hung heavy like a damp blanket over the islands, smothering the harbor in an eerie silence. Slowly, faintly, a rhythmic chant began to rise out of the whiteness. The solid beat of wood on wood began to echo down the Reach. Then out of the mist they came, like some Viking apparition, the old seaman’s chant rising above the boom of oars. The long boat with its dozen oarsmen glided by in an instant, and the melodic chant, along with its men, were swallowed back into the mist from which they came. In 1984, American Lance Lee and Bernard Cadoret from France came together to create the Atlantic Challenge International with the idea that from the physicality of seamanship, young people can…