Jonathan Gornall, competing in the Ward Evans Atlantic Rowing Challenge will continue alone after his crew Dominic Biggs was taken off the boat suffering from sleep deprivation and exhaustion
British journalist Jonathan Gornall, competing in the Ward Evans Atlantic Rowing Challenge, will continue the trip alone after his crew Dominic Biggs was taken off the boat suffering from sleep deprivation and exhaustion.
Just two weeks after leaving Tenerife in to the 2,900 mile voyage to Barbados, Biggs succumbed to the testing conditions and was transferred from Star Challenger to a safety yacht, leaving Gornall battle it out on his own.
Having totally dedicated his life to the Challenge for the past four years, it’s easy to understand why Gornall has decided to continue alone but with just over 2,000 miles to the finish, the chances of completing the course successfully are fairly slim.
The other challenger left to fend for herself across the Atlantic is Debra Veal whose 6ft 6in tall husband, Andrew, struggled to adjust to life on board such a small craft and decided that after two weeks “enough was enough.”