The Romanian Atlantic4 team sets new world record for crossing the Atlantic Ocean

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The Romanian Atlantic4 team, consisting of Andrei Roşu, Vasile Oşan, Ionuţ Olteanu and Marius Alexe, has set a new world record for crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the fastest Pure craft of the 4-member category, atlantic4.ro informs.

Atlantic4 crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 38 days, 14 hours and 32 minutes, setting a new world record for the fastest 4-stroke Pure craft across the Atlantic, the previous record being 44 days, 20 hours and 22 minutes set by the British ‘All Beans No Monkeys’ team,” the quoted website informs.

Vasile Oşen, Andrei Roşu, Ionut Olteanu and Marius Alexe were the only representatives from Southeast Europe in the race across the Atlantic Ocean.

They wanted to pay tribute to the Great Union Centennial in 2018 and to raise funds for the hospice centre ‘Casa Speranţei’ in Adunaţii Copăceni, for children suffering from cancer or rare diseases.

The first team from Romania and also from Eastern Europe participating in the world’s toughest rowing race, the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, left La Gomera (Spain) on December 14, 2017 and has arrived in Antigua (Caribbean) on January 22, 2018, at about 4-5 am, Romania’s time. They have reached the finish line on the 12th place in the total number of boats, the 9th in the category of four.

32 crews from all over the world tried to cross the ocean, a distance of 5,000 kilometres, only with the initial supplies of water and food. The boats were equipped with a special water desalination system and solar panels for charging different devices, and during the race any outside help was banned.

photo: atlantic4.ro

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