Mind fundraiser rows into Guinness Book of Records
Posted Wednesday 18 April 2012
The incredible Tommy Tippetts has completed an 82-day crossing of the Atlantic to become the youngest male to row across an ocean single-handedly, raising a staggering £10,000 for Mind in the process.
Setting off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands in January, 23-year-old Tommy arrived in Port St. Charles, Bermuda this week to complete the 3,000 miles of the Talisker Whisky Atalantic Challenge – the world’s toughest rowing race.
Despite fighting with difficult winds, the sweltering temperatures through the Tropic of Cancer and even a broken water pump, Tommy, from Kidford in West Susex, reached his destination on Sunday after 82 days, 8 hours and 40 minutes at sea. As if to welcome him back to dry land, one of Tommy’s final sights was to get within 20ft of a humpback whale and her calf before he reached the marina and returned to dry land.
You can read all about Tommy’s incredible adventure on his blog at http://www.soloatlanticrow2011.co.uk and you can sponsor him at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SoloAtlanticRow2011