Captain Calamity Strikes Again
For almost two decades Roy Findlay has been trying to break various trans-Atlantic rowing records. After his first attempt in 1997 ended almost before it started in a crew revolt, the British press dubbed him Captain Calamity. Undaunted he kept at it, experiencing two more failures — a hurricane and rough seas derailed those attempts, plus one successful crossing. But, his latest attempt in December ended after only 48 hours when the crew called for helicopter rescue off the coast of Spain after Findlay fell ill. All eleven members of the team were plucked to safety, but they had to leave all of their possessions, including their passports, behind on the boat in the middle of the Atlantic. Once they got to land, and Findlay to the hospital, they were stuck in the country trying to figure out how to get home.
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