A huge congratulations from everyone at DUBC to alumni David Hosking MBE, Chris Covey, Naomi Hoogesteger, Paddy Thomas for this incredible achievement!
“A team of rowers from Durham University has broken the world record for rowing across the Atlantic.
The previous record for crossing east to west was just over 33 days. Team Hallin have succeeded in rowing from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean in 31 days, 23 hours and 31 minutes.
As well as attempting to break the world record the team were trying to raise £60,000 for the charity Combat Stress which cares for ex-servicemen and women.
So far they’ve achieved one of their goals, arriving in Barbados on Monday, and they’re half way to their fundraising target.”