Tuesday, May 08, 2007

rowing the Indian Ocean

I haven't updated the rowing exploits of Glenn Edwards (Canada) and John Williams (Great Britain) for a while (they are rowing across the Indian Ocean)

Route: West coast of Australia - Mauritius
Departure Date: 12:45 GMT - 24th March 2007
Distance: 5880 km
Estimated Crossing Time: 3 months
Boat: Woodvale Pairs Class boat - formally know as 'Atlantic Warrior' - weight 2000 pounds approximately

Row Started March 24rd 2007 at 12:45 GMT
Last Update: May 8th 2007 (10:30) 22°28'19S Latitude 92°50'4E Longitude
Rowed To Date 1859 Miles (2992 km) (1616 nautical miles)
Distance From Start Point 1549 Miles (2494 km) (1346 nautical miles)
Distance To Mauritius 2268 Miles (3650 km) (1970 nautical miles)

Here's a link that shows the location of where they are:

Glenn's site has this recent post:
May 3, 2007 on 4:47 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments
Glenn says he feels like a pin cushion for flying fish right now - he has been hit 3 times in the last 2 nights- in the head, shoulder and leg by varying sizes of flying fish- he is quite amused by this. A few hours before, Glenn and John talked about being hit by a school of fish and sure enough that night, Glenn saw a blur of silver approaching him and got hit!!!�

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