They have done it!
On January 6, ocean rowing vessel Hallin Marine and a six-man British crew led by captain David Hosking in their trimaran left Tenerife in the Canary Islands for Barbados in an attempt to break the world record for the fastest row across the Atlantic (East – West).
Yesterday, at 4.01 p.m. when the captain and his crew members finally limped onto the shore just north of Port St Charles Marina, their mission was accomplished. A new world record had been created. Their official time was 31 days, 23 hours 31.00 minutes.
In order to beat the World Speed Record of fastest row across the Atlantic E – W (Trade Winds Classic Route) the team would have had to arrive at Port St Charles not later than Tuesday, February 8.
Moments after arriving, crew member Christopher Covey got down on his knees and proposed to his fiancé Susannah Easton who had flown into the island from the United Kingdom accompanied by her family to meet her bridegroom. With tears welling up in her eyes and lips trembling she answered in the affirmative before they embraced.