Dois British abandoned the third attempt to cross the Atlantic without a paddle and wear due to a storm.
Kieran Sweeney, 26, and Callum McDonald, 25, wanted to raise 50,000 pounds ($ 135,000) to the heart center of the Newcastle Freeman Hospital, fulfilling desafio.Eles were rescued by a helicopter during a severe storm, a weeks after the previous attempt to make the crossing of 5000 km, canceled due to food poisoning.The first attempt in December, was suspended after a defect in the vessel.
The British tried to make the crossing from the Canary Islands (Spain), on the African coast to Barbados, the Caribbean, completely naked to avoid irritating the skin because of tissue wet with salt water. They said the average temperature inside the cabin is 35 degrees centigrade.The adventure was to last 32 days and the two friends revezariam every two hours pedaling, but bad weather stopped the planos.Ondas turned the boat, then, was a question of 'how much longer will this last?' And it seems that (bad weather) still going to last six days. It was scary, "said Sweeney.
He also said that it was impossible to sleep during periods of rest and the waves hitting the boat gave the feeling of being hit by "a small car."
"We turned a few times, but the boat was designed to untap itself, what happened."The pair returned home after losing the vessel at sea, but promised to make a fourth attempt this year.
"Possibly, this is not the best idea we ever had. It's probably the craziest, but definitely we are able to achieve." ALLVOICES