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Gallagher Sponsored Attempt On Target For World Record


Gallagher Sponsored Attempt On Target For World Record Approaching Half Way
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Despite being a late replacement in a bid to break the world record for rowing the Atlantic Ocean, Paul Gerritsen and five British rowers are on target to break the world record currently standing at exactly 32 days. Gerritsen, who replaced fellow New Zealand rower Andrew McCowan who fell ill only days before departure, said the early days of the row were tough, “It feels like being on board a floating torture chamber. The hardest part so far was the first three or four days adjusting to the rough weather, sea sickness and horrendous shift schedule. We have settled into a good routine now though and at times the boat is fizzing down the waves.”

The crew on board Titan (PHOTO ATTACHED) have been at sea 12 days now and are averaging approximately 85 nautical miles a day. At times they have rowed 100 nautical miles (approximately 186 km) in a 24 hour period.

Rob Hamill, the New Zealand based manager of the Gallagher Group sponsored attempt, believes the record is well within the teams grasp, “The crew have made a great start and have proven that they are capable of doing the business,” said Hamill, who with team mate Phil Stubbs won the inaugural Atlantic Rowing Race. “Having said that the weather and sea state over the next ten days will play a pivotal role in how the final result plays out. So far the Greek gods Aeolis and Neptune have played ball. Let’s hope it continues.”

All going well the crew will be approaching the half way mark in the next three to four days.

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