Rowers Cross North Atlantic, Breaking 114-Year Record

Four people in a rowboat crossed the North Atlantic to the Isles of Scilly off the British coast. It took 43 days and broke a record that had stood for 114 years:

Twice the boat went over, both times leaving one of the crew in the ocean, although safety harnesses prevented them from becoming detached from the boat.

Just after the incident, they wrote in their diary: "We have just had a capsize and Livar was catapulted overboard (he is tied on as we all are) and had to swim back to the boat & is getting warm again in a sleeping bag..."

But the voyage also contained plenty of highlights, including rowing alongside a pod of dolphnis and an encounter with the QM2.


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