Former British Soldier Finishes 4,500-Mile Solo Journey Across the Atlantic After 110 Days

Former British soldier Jack Jarvis finished rowing across the Atlantic Ocean after 110 days to set a world record and to raise funds for charity.

Jarvis, 28, arrived at Riviera Beach Marina in Palm Beach County, Florida on March 24 afternoon after rowing unaccompanied from Portugal.

According to the British Consulate-General in Miami, Jarvis has set a new world record, but the Guinness World Records has to verify the claim, which can take up to 12 weeks.

Jarvis went on the solo journey to raise funds for Braintrust, a United Kingdom-based charity that supports patients suffering from brain tumors.

Jarvis’ target was to raise £50,000 ($65,973), according to his website, which tracked his rowing journey.

Jarvis’ grandfather died due to a brain tumor. He named his boat “Budgie” to honor his grandfather.


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