Bremont Watch Supports Record Breaking Transatlantic Row
Friday - 15 March 2013
Beginning on February 6th 2013 in La Gomera, off the northwest coast of Africa, Pitcher rowed for 2,900 miles to Barbados, finishing an incredible 5 days, 9 hours and 11 minutes faster than the previous record.
Using the world's most advanced ocean-rower, Pitcher planned to row for 16 hours each day, manage his boat for four hours, and sleep for the remaining four hours. Throughout the challenge the boat rolled twice, suffered four knockdowns and one cabin slap, but the 50-year-old father of four was able to occasionally average upwards of 90 miles a day.
Writing at his blog, Pitcher said: "I dreamed of being the first person to break 40 days to cross the Atlantic solo rowing, but with a perfect timing to my start date and excellent weather for most of my journey, with the best equipment I could possibly have and the backing and support from my sponsors, an excellent training programme and the re-fuelling of energy from receiving all the goodwill messages from all my supporters, [and] the team behind me, we smashed it!"
Bremont co-founder Giles English said: "When [Charlie] approached the brand we knew how determined he was to succeed. Bremont are always looking for interesting explorers to link with and this challenge is a great fit for us with the need for perfect timing precision as well as testing the upmost durability and strength."