Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Virgin GB Row 2010

On 1 June 2010, starting at Tower Bridge in London, two crews began to row a 2010 mile race around the British coastline. This amazing non-stop unassisted race, which is called Virgin GB Row, can be followed on the web.

In the beginning there was one female crew, The Seagals, rowing in The Commando and a male crew, The Mistfits, in Orca. Yesterday, Orca pulled out of the race after three of the four men had decided to leave as the world record of 26 days and 21 hours could not be matched due to the hard winds and rough seas. They were by then far behind The Commando. The brave female crew, skipper Berlinda Kirk, Angela Madsen, Laura Thomasson, and Beverley Ashton, is continuing, showing that the important thing is not to win, but to participate! Well done, girls!

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