Saturday, 21 October 2017

‘Drifters’ finish fourth and win pure pair class

A FORMER Shiplake College pupil also completed the challenge.

A FORMER Shiplake College pupil also completed the challenge.

Army Air Corps officer Tom Brunwin, 32, (right) and his colleague Dave Lambert, 33, arrived in Antigua after 43 days at sea.

The duo, who branded themselves “The Atlantic Drifters”, won the pure pair class and came fourth overall. They were in a specially made 7m by 2m boat with a small cabin for shelter and a device to make seawater drinkable.

They rowed for two hours at a time followed by two hours of rest during which they slept, ate and tended to the blisters on their hands and sunburn.

The men, who have completed multiple tours of duty, were raising money for a trust fund set up in memory of Lt Dougie Dalzell, who was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2010, and Overseas Aid for the Kids of Sierra Leone, which helps youngsters affected by civil war.



The men have already raised more than £30,000. To donate, visit www.theatlanticdrifters.com



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