Rowing Grandads Beat Atlantic Record

Two grandfathers with a combined age of 123 have become the oldest pair to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Former paratroopers Neil Young, 61, and Peter Ketley, 62, completed the 3,000-mile (4,828km) journey from the Canary Islands to Antigua in 63 days.

The pair took part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and raised money for three charities, including Dreams Come True.

Mr Ketley told the BBC that it was an "incredibly difficult but ultimately rewarding experience".

The friends of more than 40 years had no previous rowing experience before embarking on a year-long training regime ahead of their departure in December.

They have so far have raised more than £30,000 for the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), Dreams Come True and Support Our Paras. If you would like to donate, please visit their Virgin Money Giving page or visit their website.

 

 

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Date: 14/02/2019

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