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Team MSS - World records

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

After a successful and safe crossing of the Indian Ocean we felt it was important to explain the records that Team MSS have achieved. There had never been a successful Indian Ocean crossing by a pairs team before Flying Ferkins. We are now recognised as holders of the following world records;

1st Pairs team (assisted or otherwise) across the Indian Ocean
1st Pairs team (unassisted) to have crossed.
The 1st Pairs team (unassisted) to have rowed land to land across the Indian Ocean
Fastest pairs crossing and Fastest Pairs crossing land to land

In addition to these world records we have also achieved a race fleet record 24 hour mileage of 72nm jointly with Pura Vida. Flying Ferkins also managed a 7 day record, rowing 449nm over the 7 days between 19th and 26th July. An average daily mileage of 64nm.

Whilst future attempts to row the Indian Ocean by other pairs may break a number of these records, there is one record that will always be ‘Flying Ferkins’ and that is the land to land record. To listen to an interview with us aired on Mercury FM this morning go to mercuryfm website and click on local news…

Team MSS Andrew and Guy Out

Back on dry land

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Hello to everyone who has supported us during our epic adventure. Words can’t describe how important all your encouragement¬†and enthusiasm has been to get us through the last two and a half years - from early fundraising through to race completion.

Mauritius has proved the ideal place for the end of our long journey. We have been joined by close friends and family and I am staying in a hotel with an all you can eat buffet, for those¬†of you that know me, I¬†don’t think I need to say anymore!!!¬†Therefore after 102 days at sea¬†it has been hard to do anything else rowing related.

However we are now¬†back and my head is a little clearer so I wanted to take the time to¬† thank my personal bloggers; Greg ‘Legend’ Charman, Neil ‘U2′¬†Tutton and of course my brother Tom who has held it all together whilst¬†I have been¬†away. Tom’s support has been unconditional and I was able to leave for Australia knowing that things were in safe hands.

We wouldnt be in the position we are today without the help of Jeremy Christey and Timothy Howard. Their role in assisting us to safely cross the Indian Ocean and ultimately achieve 5 world records has been vital. Andrew and I consider them a fundamental part of the team.

We also wish to thank all of our sponsors for their support - we could not have done it without you.

¬†Looking forward to seeing you all back in the UK…¬†I will be arriving at Heathrow on August 10th on flight BA0122¬†@ 18.40 for all those who wish to come to the airport.

Guy out