Galway pair begin Atlantic world record attempt
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TWO Galwegians officially embarked on an unsupported 5,000km world record attempt row yesterday (Tuesday) when they left New York en route to their final destination, Galway Bay.
Athenry native Fergus Farrell and former professional rugby player Damian Browne are aiming to complete the transatlantic voyage in under 55 days; this is the time needed to break the longstanding record which dates all the way back to 1896.
In total, there have been 52 previous attempted crossings by way of unsupported rows.
Only 11 of these attempts were by pairs and only six of those twosomes managed to complete the row. And just 18 of all the previous attempts have ever managed to complete the crossing...
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