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7-Person Rowing Team Crosses Indian Ocean
07th August, 2014
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The skipper of a seven-man rowing crew on the cusp of setting an Indian Ocean speed record said Thursday his team is looking forward to getting their feet dry on the island nation of the Seychelles after 57 days on the water.

Skipper Leven Brown said in an interview by satellite phone from his 44-foot ocean rowing boat that his team outmaneuvered hurricane-force winds, successfully evacuated a member of the team who burned himself while cooking, and hit a blue whale with their boat.

The team covered 4,578 miles, starting from Geraldton, Australia in June, and will reach Mahe, Seychelles later Thursday.

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