Another one for the record book — Rowing crew smashes 114-yr old transatlantic record

July 31, 2010 at 6:28 pm

One challenge, four rowers, 43 days, 21 hours and 26 minutes, a whole lot of “guts” and little food gets us a New Transatlantic Rowing Record.

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Four rowers have smashed a 114-year-old record by crossing the Atlantic in 43 days, 21 hours and 26 minutes.

The Artemis North Atlantic Rowing Challenge crew left New York on 17 June and touched the quayside at St Mary’s, in the Isles of Scilly, just before 1500 BST on Saturday.

In 1896 Norwegians George Harbo and Frank Samuelson had set the record at 55 days and 13 hours.

Two years ago, an attempt by a crew called The Scilly Boys nearly ended in disaster when their vessel capsized, 13 days after leaving New York.

It is the Artemis crew’s second attempt after a broken rudder at the beginning of June forced them to retire.

For the past two weeks the crew had been surviving on powdered supplements after running out of food, so all four said they were looking forward to “solid food”.

Team Artemis leaving New York

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