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Essex: Rower Charlie Pitcher smashes Atlantic Ocean world record
6:00pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Local News
Rower Charlie Pitcher has smashed the world record for the fastest solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.
Charlie, 50, set off from the Canary Islands on February 6 and arrived in Barbados at 5.38pm UK time today.
The crossing took only 35 days, beating the previous world record by more than five days.
The dad-of four, who lives in Alderton Close, Felsted, is a member of the Royal Burnham Yacht Club and did much of his preparation on the waters of Essex.
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