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Yacht crew row 2,600 miles across the Atlantic

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It took Chief Eng. Shane Chadwick and Bosun Theo Jones 46 days, nine hours and 32 minutes to row across the Atlantic Ocean, a trip that would have taken a yacht about 12 to 16 days, Jones said by e-mail.

The two competes as Team Hesco and won 9th place overall and 3rd in the “pure pairs” class.

Jones said the worst part was being stuck in a storm on parachute anchor for two days

“We got pushed back 20 miles. The best bit was being visited by a superyacht at the halfway mark, and the finish line was unreal,” Jones wrote. “We had a small fleet of boats accompany us in for the last few hundred metres, all the superyachts sounded their horns and played loud music over their decks and lots of people lit up flares.”

The crew rowed a 7-m plywood rowboat non-stop 2,600 nautical mile row (3,000 miles) in the The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge with about twenty six teams racing west from the Canary Islands to Antigua. PHOTO/BEN DUFFY

Team Hesco

Team Hesco

Team Hesco

Team Hesco

 

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