American School Teacher Breaks World Rowing Record

  Bryce Carlson on St Mary's quay after finishing his gruelling crossing of the North Atlantic Ocean. Image courtesy of Bryce Carlson. 

Bryce Carlson on St Mary's quay after finishing his gruelling crossing of the North Atlantic Ocean. Image courtesy of Bryce Carlson. 

A school teacher from Cincinnati Ohio has broken the world record for rowing solo and unassisted across the North Atlantic Ocean. 

Bryce Carlson completed the crossing from St. John’s, Newfoundland to the Isles of Scilly in an official time of 38 Days, 6 Hours and 49 Minutes on Saturday evening and received a very warm welcome on Scilly from residents and visitors.

This is the fastest West to East coast solo and unsupported crossing of the North Atlantic Ocean. Bryce’s row is also the fastest North Atlantic crossing of any unsupported rowboat, no matter the number of rowers. The record was previously held by a boat of four.  He is also the first American to row solo and unsupported from West to East across the North Atlantic.

After arriving on St Mary's quay Bryce spoke to the public and local media.

Have a listen below.