At 17:33 55 on 1st August 2015 Tom and Lawrence rowed over the line extending due south of Bishop’s Rock Lighthouse and they sound pretty happy about it.
Tom and Lawrence are clearly aware that Bishop Rock is also at the eastern end of the North Atlantic shipping route used by ocean liners in the first half of the 20th century; the western end being the entrance to Lower New York Bay. This was the route that ocean liners took when competing for the Transatlantic speed record, known as the Blue Riband.
The guys have successfully crossed the North Atlantic. Now comes the final part of the challenge which will see them row into Salcombe. Ocean rowing records are adjudicated by the Ocean Rowing Society who say that in order to be awarded the second Guinness World Record that the team are after (Youngest team to row the North Atlantic) they must row from land to land without receiving a tow or any external assistance. All that stands between them and this record is a final 120nm of English Channel. Not long to go! Very exciting.