Day 15 – 29 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.
The Row4Ocean team is expected to pass the halfway mark later today, Saturday 29 December. At 1200 UTC their hi-tech rowing trimaran, ‘Year of Zayed’ was approximately 1180nm from Paramaribo, Suriname. The last 24 hours have been tough going with the team experiencing a counter-current and lack of power for their auto-steering reduced the rowing power to just one man during the night shift. The team is currently heading northwest, heading for a waypoint 150nm away. This is their initial target point before they turn their bows west.
Rower Lewis Knollman features in a short video clip sent by from ‘Year of Zayed’ via Inmarsat Satellite network. Lewis grew up in Surrey, UK and has lived and worked in Dubai for the last three years. “There are many great causes in the world but there is none better than the effort to clean our oceans,” commented Lewis. “This morning we saw a beautiful sunrise and we were surrounded by dolphins for about half an hour. We all see the effects of how humans have polluted the seas it should be a number one priority.”