A team of brothers, known as BROAR, has become the youngest and fastest trio to row across the Atlantic—all after spending 35 days, 9 hours, and 9 minutes at sea.
The MacLean brothers beat the previous world record by six days, rowing from La Gomera in Spain to Antigua in the Caribbean.
The rowing team—known as BROAR—set three world records in total by also becoming the first three brothers to row across any ocean and also the youngest trio to row across the Atlantic.
The brothers, Jamie, Ewan and Lachlan, set off from Spain on December 12th last year and last completed their 3,000-mile ocean crossing after overcoming seasickness, battery issues, storms, dehydration, and exhaustion.
The brothers, originally from Edinburgh, finished first among trios and third overall in this year’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, beating teams of four and five people.
27-year-old Ewan said: “They had to twist my arm but I will be forever grateful to my brothers for convincing me to do this.
“This was, without doubt, the defining experience of my life,” he continued. “It was incredibly difficult but the way we came together, the way our bodies and minds coped with every single challenge, will stay with me for a long time.
Now they’ve smashed a world record, BROAR hopes to reach their fundraising target of £250,000 for Feedback Madagascar and Children First. They have so far raised £112,000.
Jamie Spencer, managing director of Feedback Madagascar, said: “Ewan, Jamie and Lachlan are an amazing team—it seems like there’s nothing they can’t do.