ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
Starting on May 7, Keith Whelan will attempt to become the youngest man, and first Irishman, to row solo across the Indian Ocean. He will row the 6000km alone and unassisted from Western Australia to Mauritius, just off the East coast of Africa.
Having gotten into a rowing boat for the first time only a year or so beforehand, he will spend 110 days alone at sea, facing 50 foot swells, hurricane force winds and unrelenting sunshine… and he’ll be naked.
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- Solo in a boat?
I may have been solo in a boat but by no means was, this a challenge I undertook all by myself. So many people have helped me along the way so I just want to use this space to say thank you to those people individually. Firstly my sponsors, When I set out to do [...]Continue reading »
- Do you require assistance?
Fujisuka fujisuka fujisuka …this is ocean rowing boat… So after two capsizes can your day get any worse. I thought not, but I was about to be surprised. It’s funny now but at the time I felt almost calmer at sea having being capsized twice. I knew what it was like now and better still [...]Continue reading »