Land’s End today, folks! The race leaders will round Land’s End later today, the most southerly point in GBRow 2013, the world’s toughest rowing race.
With a 15 knot tail wind, both leaders The Islanders and Team Hallin Marine in second are now well ahead of World Record pace in the race which began almost four days ago in London on Saturday June 1.
Oarsome Adventure in third place are also expected to go ahead of the world record speed set in 2005. The Guiness World Record currently stands at 26 days 21 hours and 14 minutes.
Race Director Chris Usborne is currently in a boat off Salcombe hoping to meet up with third-place Oarsome Adventures and cheer them on at Start Point in South Devon before racing to Land’s End to greet the leading boats. Look out for updates during the day on the the leaders’ expected time at Land’s End.
After a steady night rowing in almost perfect conditions, the Islanders are now in Cornish waters, just 34 miles from The Lizard, with Hallin Marine in second place eight miles behind.
Oarsome Adventures’ crew of six are 23 miles behind the leaders, approaching Salcombe. Pure Gym in fourth place are 70 miles behind the leaders, off Portland Bill, and the pair of Josh Tarr and Jason McKinlay in Savoir Faire are off Bournemouth.
The Coast Girls, Sally Kettle and Charlene Ayres, hope to hit the North Sea today as Charlene recovers her strength after being hit by seasickness.