Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Two Men In A Boat

Yesterday, on HTBS, I pointed you readers in the direction of the Daily Telegraph which had interviewed solo-rower Andrew Brown, who broke the world record crossing the Atlantic earlier in January. In this interesting article, Brown says that "My heroes are the old-fashioned hardy sailors like Chay Blyth and Robin Knox-Johnston, who thought that if someone had to come and rescue you, then you would be putting them in danger. So if you get yourself into trouble, then you've got to get yourself out of it."

As you probably know by now, it was Chay Blyth's and John Ridgway's 92-day crossing in a row boat in 1966, which "laid the foundation for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge of 2011." Here are two short film clips about them and their boat, the English Rose III:



English Rose III was later on display in a boat show in London in 1967:


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