Boogie Woogie crosses the finish line @ 0945 UTC on the 11th April 2010
Team Boogie Woogie, Ole Elmer & Brian Heron have crossed the finish line with a crossing time of 96 days, 20hours and 15 minutes.
Ole & Brian are both no strangers to extreme sports, having met a 2005 competitor Tori Holmes on an endurance bike ride through South America. Tori sold the dream of being and "Ocean Rower" to Ole who then convinced Brian it was a good idea! After agreeing Brian thought it was a good idea to learn to row - we agreed!
The pair have been onboard "Boogie Woogie", the most perfect example of a top of the range ocean rowing boat - designed by Ole, Brian & Simon Chalk, she attracted much attention in La Gomera with her ultra sleek carbon appearence and high tech, egdy on board technology.
Whilst rowing Team Boogie Woogie also had a family shore team who offered great support and comfort throughout their journey. Brian & Ole both suffered with a few injurys and medical issues but this didnt stop them from enjoying their row. When speaking to Brian in about week 7 he said "We have both decided that we like it so much out here we are going to make sure we go as slow as possible and take it all in"... then the food boredom set in and they clocked up a few daily DMG of 50 + nm!
Brian & Ole also had a very sociable crossing, meeting with Dave Brooks, onboard Team Panasonic & a random German man looking for India!
A massive congratulations & well done to Boogie Woogie and of course Ole Elmer & Brian Heron!