Adventure

Man Breaks Solo Atlantic Rowing Record

Brown crossed to Barbados in 40 days

British rower Andrew Brown on Sunday established a new world record for crossing the Atlantic alone, traveling 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to Barbados in 40 days and 9 hours. Brown, 26, bettered Emmanuel Coindre's 2004 solo record by two full days. His attempt was nearly derailed by cloudy skies that kept his solar-powered water filter from functioning, forcing him to ration water. Brown finished only 30 minutes behind a two-man boat that won the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Nine teams of 17 teams completed the crossing.

Read more at Explorers Web

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.
Contribute to Outside
Filed To: News
More Adventure