Andrew Brown battles on in Atlantic race

Published on: 13th January 2012

Andrew Brown continues to defy logic as he goes oar to oar with a two-man rival boat in the Talisker Atlantic Rowing challenge.

With just over a 100 miles to go to the finish in Barbados, Andrew is a scant 1 mile behind the Box Number 8 crew, having led virtually all the way from the Canary Islands. Both teams are on world record pace for the crossing.

Andrew and his boat, JJ, now have 106 nautical miles to the finish in Barbados

You can follow race updates on the link below – Andrew’s boat is called JJ in the list on this website:

In 1966 Sir Chay Blyth and John Ridgeway performed their legendary open-boat row across the Atlantic Ocean in English Rose III. The trip took 92 days and it laid the foundation fOR of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge of 2011.

Rowers have to cope with blisters, salt rashes, sleep deprivation and rowing in two-hour shifts around the clock for weeks on end.

Boats are seven meters long and just under two metres wide, with only a small cabin for protection against storms. All boats are equipped at the race start, and cannot take any repair, help or food and water during the crossing.




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