HUGE respect for Finnish firefighter Jari, currently eating up the miles as he rows solo in our standard Rannoch R10 from Gran Canaria to Miami, a journey of 8,000km. He is flying! In just 28 days, he has covered over a whopping 2,500km already with a top speed of 7.7 knots and a quick surf of 27 knots - WOW!
On arrival to the US continent, Jari will then turn around and ROW BACK ACROSS THE ATLANTIC from New York to London - another huge row of 6,000km.
The boat, named Sirius, is looking after Jari well. Jari's coach, Lasse Wulff Hansen is hugely impressed with his efforts so far:
Jari is an absolutely incredible person! He is currently proving that a combination of skill and determination is vital in an ocean crossing. This double crossing will most definitely go down in history.
This gutsy, determined adventurer still has a long way to go but he has proved his resolve so far and we're with him every step of the way.
Follow him @jari_saario