Monday, 20 July 2009
Indian Ocean rowers arrive at Mauritius
First across the line was Aud Eamus (above), but that did not win because it was not actually in the race - the boat has a crew of eight and does not comply with the rules - it was entered to set a record for the event which they duly did (scrutineers permitting).
Next in, and claiming first place, was Bexhill Trust Challenger.
As a result of these confusions, the fourth boat to arrive, Rowing for Prostate, came in second.
The two pairs boats are still more than 500 nautical miles from the finish line.
One of the fours, two other pairs and both solo attempts had to retire from the race.
All the details and lots more pictures are at www.indianoceanrowingrace09.com.