The Atlantic Allum Cup is now a week old for Britannia III. After three weeks of delays, and a change of departure location, our support yacht Big Spirit finally counted the starting mark at 12:04 on 31st January 2011. • Simon Chalk (38) Ocean … [Read more...] about Atlantic Row – Week 2 (The Allum Cup and a New World Record)
In January 2011, Britannia III and a 14 strong rowing team set out from the Canary Islands, rowing unsupported 4,600 km to Barbados. They made or equalled 5 world records, with the largest crew, most crossings, oldest female, youngest male, and first Arab to row an ocean.
With the thoughts of the record now out of their minds the crew of BRITANNIA III have been enjoying their rowing experience and some of the wildlife in the Atlantic Ocean. First up were three pilot whales (not the ones in the image above). Nabs El … [Read more...] about Atlantic Row – Week 2 (Nabs and the Whale…)
Nabs El-Busaidy and the crew of Britannia III Ocean Rowing boat have made good progress over the weekend. However, with 32 nautical miles covered in 12 hours Britannia III are aware they need to step up their game in order to break the mid-Atlantic … [Read more...] about Atlantic Row – Week 1 (Update)
Nabs and the crew of Britannia III were watched off the line on Monday 31st January by the official Woodvale support boat and many friends and well-wishers in Puerto de Mogan. They finally left the dock at 12:04 GMT. After the first 24 hours at sea … [Read more...] about Atlantic Row – Day 3