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The 2005 Record Breaking Boat

This is the boat which broke the World Record in 2005:

Rowsell & Adkin Ocean Rowing Boat Mk4R © Phil Morrison 2004

Ship Statistics
Length 24 Foot
Breadth 6 Foot
Draught 15 Inches
Displacement 1300 kg
Propulsion 4 x Robust Men
Speed 3 Knots
Equipment Weight 250 kg
Total Weight 1400 kg

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If you are thinking about entering the 2011 race but don't have a suitable boat, visit the Ocean Rowing Society website to see boats for sale.

Photos from the 2005 Official Launch
11 May 2005

At 11am the official launch of GB Row Challenge took place at Gunnery Wharf in front of the Tower of London. The Launch Reception, in the presence of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, was hosted by the Outward Bound Trust. The Duke of Edinburgh, patron of the Trust, was given a tour of the boat by the crew, followed by lengthy discussions about the logistics - planned route, food supplies, and navigation equipment. In front of the assembled media and press, crew members gave individual interviews covering all aspects of the challenge and thoughts on the task ahead.


The video clip is in 'QuickTime' format, if you do not have the 'QuickTime Player' you can download it from the Apple Website 

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