Tom and Lawrence have seen land for the first time since New York disappeared over the horizon! Lizard point has just come into view and our adventurous twosome could not be happier. Lizard Point is the most southerly point of mainland Britain and is a tantalisingly close 57nm from Salcombe. The boat is flying and the team are finding new energy reserves to push onward for their final day at the oars. After 3 months of battling against unseen currents, hurricane force winds and giant waves washing over the deck the end is in sight and they are clearly elated.
As they will have to arrive in Salcombe on the incoming tide and they want to arrive in daylight Tom and Lawrence will start to adjust their ETA by managing their speed to ensure that they arrive exactly 93 days after they departed New York. So if you’re following the tracker then don’t be alarmed if you see them slow down, stop or even get pushed backwards by the tide over the next day, this is all part of the plan and they will definitely be in Salcombe tomorrow afternoon at 16:30.
Please do come down to Salcombe tomorrow to welcome the guys back home. Further details are on the Arrival Party page.
As you should know the team are rowing their hearts out to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity. If you would like to show your admiration for their incredible feat of endurance and strength and your support of their charitable cause then you can still donate by visiting their Just Giving page or by texting OVGB55 £10 to 70070 Thank you