The Islanders continue to lead in 2,000 mile row
Monday 10th June 2013, 3:34PM BST.
GUERNSEYMAN James Plumley and his team of rowers continue lead a 2,000-mile non-stop race around Great Britain.
Mr Plumley, 23, and his crew, The Islanders, are taking part in the GB Row 2013 challenge, dubbed the world’s toughest rowing race.
Despite spending 36 hours on the sea anchor in 20-ft swells and strong winds after crew member Gavin Sheehan sprained his back, The Islanders took advantage of flat seas last night to claw back lost time on the word record pace of 26 days and 14 hours.
Their boat, the Black Oyster, is currently just north of Wicklow, 10 miles out from the Irish coast, and 64 miles west of Aberdovey on the Welsh coast.
For more information and to keep track of the rowers visit www.gbrowchallenge.com or go to donate visit www.theislanderschallenge.com.
Watch an interview with The Islanders below:
Video by GB Row