James Ketchell (above) aims to break the record for rowing solo across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to Antigua, which he aims to do in December 2009. He expects to be at the oars for 12 hours a day in 100 degrees heat. Click here for more details.
In April, Chris Martin and Mick Dawson (below) will set off from Choshi, Japan and row for San Francisco, in an attempt to become the first crew ever to row unsupported across the north Pacific. Take a look here and step back in admiration.