Press Release - Leo Rossette
Leo Rossette passed the longditude of Marie Gallante on the 13th April at 15.02 UTC giving him an Atlantic crossing time of 99 D 1H 32M. In the traditional means of recording crossing times, this time is taken at the point Leo passed the closest Eastern point of land to the intended row destination. Although an Atlantic Crossing could be taken from a longitude of Barbados, this is usually when no land is close or the rower does not reach land near the intended destination.
After passing the Island of Marie Gallante, Leo then continued towards Isles Saints and then gained a tow to those islands. After a short wait the following morning, the yacht "Wonderful" then towed Leo up to English Harbour. Leo waited in the Harbour a short distance from reaching land for his wife Faye to arrive. After a couple of hours of waiting it seemed that Faye's flight had been delayed and Leo made his final row to shore.
To everyone's surprise Faye's taxi arrived just minutes before Leo touched the harbour wall and everybody witnessed probably one of the most emotional reunion's of the whole race.