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Rowing the Atlantic

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‘Dinger’ Bell Completes 119 Day Unsupported Solo Transatlantic RoW

The BBC reports that former Royal Marine Dave ‘Dinger’ Bell has successfully completed a 119-day, 3,118-mile, solo row the “wrong way” across the North Atlantic. He arrived in Newlyn in Cornwall at about 13:00 BST on Sunday.

His team believes he is one of the first people to successfully row solo, unsupported from New York to continental Europe. Along the way, he was stung by a jellyfish, hit by huge storms, and revealed he has a fear of open water.

On arrival at Newlyn harbor Bell, from Bere Regis in Dorset, said “I’m never doing anything dangerous ever again” and celebrated with a cup of coffee and a plate of chicken and pasta.

Due to changing weather conditions and incoming winds he decided to make landfall at Newlyn, rather than Falmouth as planned.

Bell’s row raised money for the charities the Special Boat Service Association and Rock2Recovery.

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What a legacy Dave , and what a way to conquer a fear . However , like our other hero Mark Ormrod I don't see him sitting back in his armchair yetawhile .
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