The ORS Int. is the
official adjudicator of ocean rowing records for Guinness World
September 22, 1970
OARSMAN TO TRY
Looking fit and well after abandoning his bid to row solo across the
Indian Ocean, 43-year-old Mr Andres Svedlund said yesterday that he had
scuppered the trip after his "unsinkable" boat turned turtle in a storm.
But he added that he planned to try again.
The lone oarsman was speaking at Green Island, 130 miles north of Perth,
where his planned 5000-mile voyage ended after six days at sea.
Mr Svedlund, Swedish-born but now naturalised in New Zealand, said that
three days out from the cost his boat overturned. He stayed in the
leaking cockpit hoping the 21-foot dory would right itself, but it
stayed upside down and he had to clamber out into the sea, loosing food