Toby Wallace & Oystershack – November 2014
November 2014: these two fine ocean rowing boats go head to head in a battle to Barbados. They left Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria on Monday 24 November 2014 at 2159hrs to begin their Atlantic row. In order to beat the 32 day speed record, they must arrive into Barbados before 2159hrs (GMT) on Boxing Day!
The 7 man crew of the “Toby Wallace” will be on its fourth mid Atlantic crossing having completed crossings in 2012, 2013 and in February 2014 with the quickest crossing time being 32 days, 22 hours, just 22 hours shy of the current Atlantic speed record.
“Oystershack” is a 5-man crew in this boat with two previous Atlantic crossings in 2007/08 and 2011/12. It holds the “fastest crossing time into Antigua” with a time of 37 days and also holds the “fastest female crossing time” with a time of 45 days. The boat has just had a complete re-fit.
You can see the CREW PROFILES by clicking here; BOAT TRACKING below; view the DAILY STATS by clicking here; leave your messages of support and encouragement on the MESSAGE BOARD beneath and see all the PHOTOS of the boats and the crews adventure. Read the latest NEWS here!
Day 39.5 Stats ( to 3rd January 2015 at 1000hrs UK time / 0600hrs Barbados time ) :
Toby Wallace: Daily mileage 46nm at halfway point of day.
0930hrs Barbados time: 20nm from North Point of Barbados. The crew food orders are in and it’s mainly salads, chips and only the one steak (Noel of course!) – oh yes and a Ploughmans platter (cheese, breads, chutneys, pickles)…seriously Roland, in Barbados!?! Cold beer is also the order of the day!!
1400hrs Barbados time: (1800hrs UK time) The Toby Wallace crew are just off North Point, Barbados and will be arriving in the next few hours into Port St Charles. Photos and update to follow later tonight.
1515hrs Barbados time: (1915hrs UK time) The Toby Wallace crew are holding off on a mooring just outside Port St Charles as Roland’s family are rushing from Barbados airport to be here to see him arrive! They will come into PSC Yacht Club when his family arrive!
Toby Wallace: Completed their row after 39 days, 23 hours and 21 minutes. Well done everyone!
Another fantastic crossing – making the “Toby Wallace” the most successful ocean rowing boat in history with four under 40-day crossings and holds the 24 hour distance-speed record at 103.88nm in 24 hours whilst on this latest crossing! With thanks to the Ocean Rowing Society for confirmation and verification: http://www.oceanrowing.com/#Simon1
Tracking for the boats against the 32 day Atlantic speed record is also kindly being provided by the Ocean Rowing Society at: http://oceanrowing.com/Toby_Wallace/comparative_charts.htm