A big hello from the friendly and sunny Island of Barbados.
The British Ocean Rowing Team are now roughly 100 miles from Barbados and are straining to get to the tropical island in the Caribbean. “We are currently north of track and crosswinds are preventing us from steering south to Barbados. We are coming in hot and we are only just laying the northern point of Barbados. It is a pretty daunting prospect of coming in on the North shore, it is far from ideal. We are heading for a remote beach just about the only spot we can come in.”
Logistics shore manager Chris Collison has been working on this expedition since its conception;
“After having detailed discussions with the Barbados Coastguard who have voluntarily offered to oversee the team’s arrival, we have surveyed the North Point area and there is a possibility of getting the lads into a small bay west of Touce Point, Lt Roberts at the Coastguard has been very helpful and although it is a possibility that the team can get in there, it is not ideal; the bay is remote, surrounded by cliffs and there will be a terrific ocean swell, it may be fairly easy to get in and touch land but getting out even under tow could be a bit risky. We won’t compromise safety for anything and we will need to see what the sea state is like at the time.”
The British Ocean Rowing Team will reach Barbados just an agonising two days behind schedule, they have run out of food but will be looking forward to an all inclusive holiday at the Barbados Beach Club with their partners, courtesy of team sponsors Virgin Holidays. They will need to lay on some extra food at the buffet!