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Three brothers row the Atlantic in a record 35 days

Photo: Atlantic Campaigns

Three brothers have set a world record after rowing across the Atlantic in just 35 days.

The MacLean boys – known as BROAR – set-off from the Canary Islands on December 12th.

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They completed the 3,000 miles’ journey in Antigua in the Caribbean.

The Glasgow brothers – Ewan,27, Jamie, 26, and Lachlan, 21 – slashed six days off the previous record.

It’s also the first time three siblings have rowed any ocean.

They hope to raise £250,000 for the charities Feedback Madagascar and Children First.

During the crossing the brothers had to beat seasickness, dehydration and exhaustion.

There were also technical problems with batteries.

Ewan said: “This is without doubt the defining experience of my life.

“It was incredibly difficult but the way we came together, the way our bodies and minds coped with every single challenge, will stay with me for a long time.

“It definitely tested our relationship, but it was remarkable how we were able to lift each other up as we struggled. It’s brought us closer together, although I am looking forward to getting to see and talk to some different people.

“We don’t do things by halves, so we were always going to go for a world record.

“I’m incredibly proud of that, but mostly, I’m proud of the money we’ve raised for charity and the difference we’ll make to two causes very close to our hearts.”

 

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