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Update on “Artemis Investments” (aka “Flying Ferkins”)

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

It has been a while since I have ventured back onto the site but thought I can keep things drifting a long with the latest news on Flying Ferkins, now known as Artemis Investments.

She started her latest adventure on the 17th June leaving from New York on course to the Scilly Isle. Skippered by Leven Brown (her new owner) and crew mates Don Lennox, Ray Carroll & Liver Nysted they intend to beat the speed record on the route “Atlantic West to East from NY Area” set by Harboe & Samuelsen (NY to Scilly Isles in 1896) in 55 days 13 hours.

After returning to land twice (1-due to damage to the boat, 2 -unfavourable weather conditions) eventually they left on the 17th June and continue to make good progress. You can follow their journey on the Ocean Rowing Society website:


 Just a little note to add: On 29th June Artemis Investments set a new 24 hour speed record for an ocean rowboat of 117 miles!!! Nice to see her pedigree shining through!!