Thrift Energy Atlantic Challenge
Sean McGuigan
Fri 8 Jan 2016 19:39
Good evening! At 4.30am this morning they passed the " 1000 miles rowed" mark. Well done indeed!
However they have been stuck in hard seas having to cope with side winds and trying to row against the current battling hard to progress south . This change in direction is to avoid the forthcoming storm which is due to hit Sunday . If they are too far north they will be caught up in strong winds and unable to row until the winds have passed.
Luckily in the past hour there has been a temporary wind change in a favourable direction. This has helped them immensely . They have been able to make speeds of 3 knots/ hour. As Sean said " It's no longer like trying to be a bank robber in a steam roller!". Hopefully, if the favourable winds keep up all night, they will be far enough south to avoid the unfavourable winds on Sunday.