Rowers fall short after 76 day journey

Yahoo!Xtra Sport, Yahoo!Xtra Sport March 24, 2010, 12:25 pm

Two British rowers have fallen agonisingly short of completing an Atlantic Ocean race after crashing into a reef just over a kilometre from shore.

Phil Pring and Ben Cumming spent 76 days at sea and covered more than 4000 kilometres in their journey only to run aground off an Antiguan coast.

According to organisers of the Atlantic Rowing Race, the pair failed to finish the race but officially rowed the Atlantic after passing the eastern tip of Antigua.

A spokesman told the Daily Mail newspaper how the duo's effort came to a disappointing end.

"The boat passed over a first reef and narrowly avoided capsizing but despite the efforts of the guys to row clear the breaking surf rolled the vessel which became trapped on the reef.

"It's absolutely gutting - to be so close to the finish line must be very hard to take.

"But they did complete a transatlantic crossing and hopefully that achievement will be enough for them."

Earlier this month New Zealander Shaun Quincey completed a 2200km solo journey from Australia to New Zealand in 53 days, however TVNZ Breakfast host Paul Henry questioned whether Quincey completed the journey after ditching his boat and swimming the final stages.

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3 Comments

  1. report ablouse04:10pm Wednesday 28th December 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    Pring told him the reef had Ben Cumming for sometime,and he still pringed into it.

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  2. report ablouse12:31pm Thursday 29th December 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    is this the year in review...sorry 2 years ago almost????

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  3. report ablouse04:38pm Wednesday 28th December 2011 ESTReport Abuse

    is it true march the 24 ,2010? yahootananny?

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