Fastest Atlantic Row ends; boat breaks : LUSENET : Open-water rowing : One Thread

Interesting info on an attempt at the fastest Atlantic rowing crossing - there's a link to Yachting World for the full story! "Four British rowers attempting the fastest crossing from St John's, Newfoundland to Falmouth, Cornwall were picked up by a Scandinavian Reefer in heavy seas about 370 miles west of Bishop's Rock Lighthouse. The four men, are currently on the ship, after their Pink Lady boat split in two having been hit by very poor weather. The men were tipped to break the world record for the fastest Atlantic row from Canada. The Pink Lady apples sponsored row was the culmination of six years of boat development and two years of endurance training in British coastal waters. The crew were raising funds for the British Heart Foundation. - Excerpts For the full story go to:

-- Bruce Osborn (, August 10, 2004

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