Heads Together and Row: Day 45
25 January 2019
Despite a tough night shift for Trilogy and her crew, Heads Together and Row are in good spirits today with less than 400 nautical miles until they reach Antigua.
In an email at 9.30am, Toby said: “With just 386 miles to go spirits remain high despite a wet and windy night. Heavy rain showers combine with wind and waves crashing over us from the North to remind us of one of the many privileges of ocean rowing - getting wet and staying wet! The sun will rise eventually…!”
The crew were praised once again by the race officers in their latest fleet update yesterday. It said: “HTAR are always a great crew to call. Despite a number of tech issues earlier on and an autohelm that needs constant care the crew are doing well and were in really good spirits when we spoke yesterday.”
The latest ETA given for the team by the officers predicted they could finish as early as January 30-31 - less than a week away - and they have been rowing at a good pace for the last couple of days.
Toby added: “We’ve spent a few days juggling flights and accommodation with people coming out to Antigua. It’s really great to be making those final plans and to know who’ll be there waiting for us! Cricket - seriously? The one week in my life I need to find accommodation in the Caribbean and there are 9,000 Brits on the island for the cricket! Mostly sorted now but Justin and I may well be spending at least one more night sleeping on the boat! I won’t complain because we will have arrived ahead of schedule!”
Here are some new photos we’ve received from the team this week…
As of 1600 GMT on day 45, here’s how the team are getting on:
Position: 17 degrees 7.71 N, 055 degrees 17.95 W
Speed/Direction: 2.6 knots @ 273 degrees
Distance rowed: 2352 Nautical Miles (2706 Miles)
Distance to go: 371 Nautical Miles (426 Miles)
12th in Fours crews
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