A four-man crew set out on the Indian Ocean Rowing Race 2011 from Geraldton, Western Australia on 22 April, aiming to cross the Indian Ocean to Mauritius in record time.
At Constance, we’ve been eagerly awaiting their arrival on 6 or 7 July.
The rowers should complete their record attempt at Grand Bay Yacht Club, situated in a beautiful bay in the north of Mauritius and which has a long tradition of welcoming foreign sailors visiting the island.
The crew consists of James Kayll, Ollie and Ed Wells, and Tom Kelly, and is aiming to raise £100,000 from the public for four charities:
- Mark Evison Foundation
- Light Dragoons Charitable Trust (The Colonel’s Fund)
- Compassion UK
- Access Sport.
The scale of the challenge is enormous – only 11 boats have ever successfully
completed the crossing. They are also rowing without the usual aid of a support vessel.
The race is organised by Woodvale Challenge Ltd from the UK.
We’ll update you with the story of their crossing once they’ve arrived in Mauritius.