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Bryce Carlson Breaks Atlantic Crossing Row Speed Record

Bryce Carlson

Bryce Carlson has broken the speed record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Scilly Isles, U.K.

His paddle ended on Aug. 4 after 3,705 kilometres of travel over 38 days and six hours, which equated to just under five kilometres per hour.

Carlson is the 16th person to row solo heading east from Canada or the U.S.A. and he used an open class boat which utilizes tail winds better than other boats.

Carlson bested Laval St. Germain’s 2016 record by a mind-blowing 15 days.

The 37-year-old rower was applauded by friends and family at St. Mary’s Harbour after stepping foot from his six-metre boat named Lucille.

“I feel like I had a lot of luck along the way, and a lot of help,” Carlson said. “Help from my friends, my family, the community – from some higher power, I don’t know.”

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