Monday, June 18, 2007

Metroblogging Mumbai: Bhavik Gandhi Rows Across the Atlantic


Bhavik Gandhi Rows Across the Atlantic

posted by Arzan Sam Wadia at 4:47 AM on June 18, 2007

"2000 People Have Climbed Mt. Everest. 23 have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, solo."

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In what is a stupendous feat of physical prowess and mental strength, Bhavik Gandhi took 106 days to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

"I have no words to describe how it felt to touch land after 106 days at sea." These were Bhavik Gandhi's first words, to DNA in a telephone interview, after he arrived at Jabberwock beach in Antigua, in the Caribbean Islands, on Saturday.

Gandhi, a 30-year-old software engineer, has created a new world record for rowing a boat across the Atlantic Ocean, from the Canary Islands to Antigua, in just 106 days. He was given a reception by officials from the Prime Minister's office, the sports and tourism ministries of Antigua. Bhavik is, in fact, the first Asian to complete a solo rowing expedition across the Atlantic.

If you havent already checked his website, now is a good time to do so. Here it is 3000 miles.

Metroblogging Mumbai: Bhavik Gandhi Rows Across the Atlantic

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