Britannia III and Amigo are on standby, waiting for a good weather window, in Gran Canaria and La Gomera respectively. Winds have built to a strong 20 knots WSW over the past few days, the trade winds have dropped off, and both boats are waiting for … [Read more...] about Atlantic Row – Waiting for Weather
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.
Britannia III have a change of departure point – they will now be following the exact route that the current record-holders, La Mondiale, took in 2007. Puerto de Mogan on Gran Canaria is the new point for leaving dry land and the date, weather … [Read more...] about Atlantic Row – Delays and Change in Departure Point
As well as our boat Brittania III, there are 3 other teams trying to break the record this year, Sara G, Hallin Marine and Big Blue. You can track the relative progress of the boats here http://oceanrowing.com/SaraG_2011_comparative.htm Big … [Read more...] about Atlantic Row – Big Blue leaves Morocco
Lesson of the day – 14 people and thousands of packets of dried food, in the heat, don’t necessarily mix…So quickly we split up. Jamie, Anna, Nabs, Dan, Jen, Beth, Suzanne and Colin have been food packing while Shaun, Roger, Ben, Guy and Mike have … [Read more...] about Atlantic Row – Food Glorious Food
Great news today! Geoff Allum will be arriving in the Canary Islands over the weekend. He is making a special trip to see Britannia and her crew depart on the anniversary of his crossing with his late cousin Don – 12th January 2011. We started … [Read more...] about Atlantic Row – Geoff Allum to attend Britannia III departure