Local rower on track for a world record

A GUERNSEY rower is leading the way in the 'world's toughest rowing race' four days into the challenge.

From left: Alan Morgan, Gavin Sheehan, James Plumley and Josh Taylor aboard The Black Oyster.
From left: Alan Morgan, Gavin Sheehan, James Plumley and Josh Taylor aboard The Black Oyster.

A GUERNSEY rower is leading the way in the 'world's toughest rowing race' four days into the challenge.

James Plumley, 23, along with his three team members - called The Islanders - are 20 miles in front of the five other competitors and are on track to beat the current world record of 26 days and 14 hours.

The GB Row 2013 is a 2,000-mile non-stop race around England, Wales and Scotland - the equivalent of 76 times around Guernsey.

The crew of four set out on Saturday 1 June on their boat, the Black Oyster. A rower is replaced every hour.

As of yesterday afternoon  they were heading up the Cornish coast towards the Bristol Channel.