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'Flying Ferkins' crossed the finishing line of the inaugural Woodvale Indian Ocean rowing race at 16:40 GMT on Thursday July 30th 2009 after 102 days, 13 hours and 40 minutes at sea.

Team MSS, Andrew Delaney and Guy Watts, are now recognised as holders of the following world records;
  • 1st Pairs team (assisted or otherwise) across the Indian Ocean.
  • 1st Pairs team (unassisted) to have crossed.
  • The 1st Pairs team (unassisted) to have rowed land to land across the Indian Ocean.
  • Fastest pairs crossing
  • Fastest Pairs crossing land to land.
In addition to these world records Team MSS also achieved a race fleet record 24 hour mileage of 72nm jointly with Pura Vida. 'Flying Ferkins' also managed a 7 day record, rowing 449nm over the 7 days between 19th and 26th July. An average daily mileage of 64nm.

Whilst future attempts to row the Indian Ocean by other pairs may break a number of these records, there is one record that will always be 'Flying Ferkins' and that is the land to land record.

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Team MSS
Andrew Delaney and Guy Watts