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PRESS RELEASE July 12 2013

WEST COUNTRY MEN BREAK WORLD RECORD FOR ROWING NON-STOP AROUND BRITAIN Two west country men who have spent the last 26 days rowing 2,000 miles non-stop around Britain set a new world record when they reached Tower Bridge today(Friday). Jason … Continue reading

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BLOG from Savoir Faire in River Thames Jul 11

Blog from Jason at anchor in the Thames upriver from the QEII bridge at the Dartford Crossing: So its nearly done.. Almost 2000 miles of The British Isles, two men in a small boat. It’s been a truly wonderful experience, … Continue reading

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RACE UPDATE 12.00BST Jun 18

AFTER turning east at Cape Wrath, race leaders the Islanders strayed into a firing range used by the RAF for live bombing practice.  Luckily, the sea state was extremely calm and their boat, the Black Oyster, was spotted by range … Continue reading

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RACE UPDATE 22.00BST Jun 17

Day 16 in GBRow 2013 been one of heaven and hell.  Heaven for Jason McKinlay and Josh Tarr in Savoir Faire. They left anchor on the Northern Ireland coast to make the 12mile crossing to the Mull of Kintyre.  In … Continue reading

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CAPTAIN’S BLOG – the Islanders Jun 13

Latest blog from Josh Taylor on Black Oyster: 54 48.654 N 05 40.343W. Rowing against the strong tide and light headwind in the North Channel between Belfast and Larne, hugging the coast. Waiting for the tide to turn at 15.30. … Continue reading

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RACE UPDATE 23.00 BST Jun 11

 Following five hours at anchor this afternoon in waves the size of double-decker buses, the Islanders began rowing again at tea time. Tonight the crew in the Black Oyster were at anchor again, seeking shelter in the lee of a bay near … Continue reading

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BLOG from Jason of Savoir Faire June 07

So it’s been a long day today starting with an early rise to check what time would be best to leave Salcombe… Lifting the anchor certainly got rid of any cobwebs from the sleep. Josh rowed towards it against a … Continue reading

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Photos of RNLI recovery of Oarsome Adventures

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PURE GYM BACK IN THE RACE

RACE UPDATE 09.00 June 07 AFTER yesterday’s drama at sea – rescued by a lifeboat following a total electrics failure – Pure Gym are back in GBRow 2013. Under the rules, this race for a world record is non-stop and … Continue reading

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RACE UPDATE 06.00BST June 07

The battle for the lead in GBRow 2013 continued relentlessly throughout the night as Oarsome Adventures chased down leader The Islanders in the Celtic Sea. Oarsome, rowed by a crew of six, including five Celtic longboat racers, is at home … Continue reading

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