Shore Support just received the following message from Charlie:

“60nm DMG – excellent. Amazing what a few hours of rowing can do :) Was such an amazing day, unlike the grey of today. C’est la vie!

Glad people appreciated the fish!”

The 60nm Charlie refers to masks the more impressive statistic: the 72 miles he actually covered.  It’s an impressive feat, put into context by this message earlier today from Chris Martin:

“72 miles! Damn man that beats our personal best for 24 hours of 70.7! Go well.”

Chris and his rowing partner Mick Dawson became the first pair to row across the Pacific in 2009, following the same route as Charlie.  They were at sea for 189 days in ‘Bojangles’.


Charlie’s just sent some more video footage to Shore Support: Rumney High School in Cardiff tweeted him and here’s his thankyou…

Next to feature on the ‘video blog special’ will be All Saints’ School, York.  It’s one of the schools Charlie visited on his ‘Blossom’ tour earlier this year; they raised an impressive £611.83 for Charlie’s charities.  What’s more impressive still is that they helped to take Charlie’s fundraising total to…


That’s £1,000 more than when he left Choshi 12 days ago.  What do we reckon to making it another £1,000 12 days hence?

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