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Date: 20 Apr 2009 10:23:39
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After last minute preparations by the fleet competeing for the Indian Ocean Rowing Race 2009 all crews seemed relaxed and focused on a good start. There were few dry eyes on the quayside as the teams and solo's were given an emotional send off by their friends and families and a great sense of excitement for the challenges that lay ahead over the next few months. With mixed weather reports over the final week everyone was relieved to see favourable wind direction from the south east and glorious sunshine. So with great anticipation and relief after long months of training and preparing for this event that will shape and change the lives of those competeing and those watching closely, the fleet of ten ocean rowing boats made their way to the start line and the beginning of possibly the greatest journey of their lives.

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