We’re incredibly proud to announce that James and the Toby Wallace crew have made it! After an astounding 32 days, 22 hours, 31 minutes and 25 seconds rowing the Atlantic waves, the 8 weary rowers arrived in high spirits into Port St Charles, Barbados on 15th March 2014 at the local time of 4.27pm. Just a couple of hours shy of beating the world record, the crew achieved the second fastest time ever in a mono-hull class (conventional rowing boat) on this ocean route!
Never happier to see dry land and sporting their impressive tans, it was an emotional reunion for the crew who were greeted by their families, flags and flares. Glad to say goodbye to the past month’s diet of dried food and energy gels, the crew and their families went straight off for a well-deserved team beer and burger (and we bet it never tasted so good)! James’ wife Fiona has reported that many of the crew are keeping their new ‘Castaway’ beards for a few days and are currently being nursed back to full strength in Barbados. Have a rest guys, you’re an inspiration and have well and truly earned it!
Having raised over £110,000 for Crohns and Colitis UK, James, consider yourself ‘Crewed for Crohns’!