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Safe Arrival in Paramaribo

After over month at sea, Year of Zayed, Supertramp and their crews arrived safely in Paramaribo. Row4Ocean finally came to an end on January 15th after 32 days in the Atlantic Ocean. Final report from Nick Leggatt, crewman on Supertramp, which shadowed Year of Zayed for all those days and long nights. Year of Zayed crossed the Continental Shelf more than 24 hours before arriving in Sur...
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Under 100nm to go!

The Row4Ocean team of Patrick Bol, Lewis Knollman, Andrew Ruinoff and Matt Wilds are less than 100nm from Paramaribo. Year of Zayed, under tow from Supertramp, is expected to arrive in Suriname around midnight local time (Tuesday 15 April 2019 approx 0400 UTC). Since the team left Dakar, Senegal December 14, 2018. Supertramp's crew have been collecting water samples every 100nm. Accordi...
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Rigging up for presents 400 miles offshore

  On Friday 2200 UTC 11 January 2019, Nick Leggatt reported in from Supertramp. “The Wind and sea state have both eased a lot in the last 24 hours,” commented Nick, “This morning the guys were really feeling frustrated, bored and suffering from salt water sores, so we rigged a quick release system on the tow line, attached a bag of "presents", including food, coffee and various remedies...
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Battle continues with the Atlantic

Year of Zayed maybe under tow battling the elements continues in the Atlantic Ocean as Nick Leggatt reports in from Supertramp at 1400 UTC Thursday 10 January, 2019. “As usual another action packed night in the mid-Atlantic!” commented Nick. “Soon after midnight (night of Wednesday 09 January) the tow rope between Supertramp and Year of Zayed parted in a strong ENE breeze and rough seas. Bi...
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Broken Rudder Ends World Record Attempt

Row4Ocean – World Record Attempt to row 2305nm – Africa to South America. Port of Departure: Dakar, Senegal, Africa – Port of Arrival: Paramaribo, Suriname, South America. All of the crew on board 'Year of Zayed' are safe and well. However, unfortunately 750 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean, the third attempt to fix their rudder on 'Year of Zayed' has failed. The four-man crew have batt...
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Atlantic Engineering

Day 23 – 06 January, 2019 Row4Ocean – World Record Attempt to row 2305nm – Africa to South America. Port of Departure: Dakar, Senegal, Africa – Port of Arrival: Paramaribo, Suriname, South America. Team: Patrick Bol, Lewis Knollman, Andrew Ruinoff, Matt Wilds. Having suffered problems with the steering system of 'Year of Zayed' since New Year's Day. The four-man rowing team are back o...
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Tough and Tenacious

Day 22 - 05 January 2019 At 1300 UTC January 05, 2019, Row4Ocean was just over 800nm from the finish of epic row across the Atlantic Ocean. After battling boat breaking problems on New Year's Day, there has been more drama on the high seas as 'Year of Zayed' broke her rudder again! It was the same problem that was detected on New Year's Day. The make-shift pin which now attaches the rudder ...
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Under 1000nm to go

Day 19 - 02 January 2019 Row4Ocean started the New Year with a bang, smashing through the 1000 miles to go barrier, at 1200 UTC 02 January, the four-man team was 960 nautical miles from Suriname, and relishing the prospect of speeding up on their approach as Nick Leggatt on board Supertramp, which is shadowing 'Year of Zayed' reports. “The team had a great night, really eating up the mil...
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The Silent Killer is the Big Picture

New Year's Day 2019 “The support we are getting is amazing from our families and from fans all over the world. We are trying to break records but the big picture is that this is a media event to get attention for a greater cause,” commented Patrick Bol via satellite phone. “ Mankind has discarded plastic and let it float away out of sight from our rivers into the oceans, and there is no app...
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Row4Ocean – Past Half Way

  Day 17 – 31 December, 2018 Row4Ocean – World Record Attempt to row 2305nm – Africa to South America. Port of Departure: Dakar, Senegal, Africa – Port of Arrival: Paramaribo, Suriname, South America. Team: Patrick Bol, Lewis Knollman, Andrew Ruinoff, Matt Wilds. On Sunday 30 December, the Row4Ocean team past the halfway mark in their attempt to break Atlantic rowing records and...
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