Sean McGowan Crosses the finish line @ 14.44 UTC 2nd May 2010
Sean McGowan, onboard Tess arrived in English Harbour, Antigua at 10.44 Local Time, 14.44 UTC on the 2nd May 2010. The overall crossing time of 118D 1H 14M.
After suffering capsize, being knocked off the boat, extensive flooding, water maker issues, power constraints and smashed rowlock – Sean battled on to become the first Irish Solo rower to cross any ocean.
He rowed without assistance from land in La Gomera, Canaries to English Harbour, Antigua. In the World of Ocean Rowing, rarely has there been such shear determination, tenacity and resolve to continue and succeed against all the odds.
The people and visitors of English Harbour (and Shaun’s family members) gave a truly memorable welcome to this historic first.