Friday, 22 June 2007

Gandhi braving the mighty Atlantic

Bhavik Gandhi became the first person to row across theAtlantic Ocean unassisted after a 106-day journey.

Bhavik Gandhi began his attempt at becoming the first Indian and first Asian to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean on 28th February, 2007 at 1155 hrs GMT.

He set out from La Restinga in the Canary Islands to Antigua onhis boat 'Miss Olive', covering close to 3000 nautical miles in theprocess. The rower reached Jabberwock Beach,

Antigua after a 106-day voyage.

During his journey, his boat capsized 200 kms from the destinationbut he managed to steer the boat by rowing with a spare oar.

In the process, he also became the first Asian to complete an oceanrowing expedition solo and unassisted.

Born in Mumbai but now a Sweden resident, Gandhi's record will becertified by the Ocean Rowing Society.

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