Tropical storm Mawar scuttles British ocean rowing dreams

Tropical storm Mawar scuttles British ocean rowing dreams

Metro – Tropical storm Mawar has forced two British sailors to abandon their attempts to row across the Pacific Ocean. Sarah Outen pictured in April earlier this year (Picture: AFP/Getty) Sarah Outen and Charlie Martell, who were separately crossing from Japan to America, made mayday distress calls when the tropical storm swept in early yesterday.They had to wait many hours for Japanese coastguards to pick them up and Ms Outen wrapped herself in her boat’s union flag because her sleeping bag was soaking wet.Ms Outen, 26, from Rutland, who is doing a round-the-world bike and boat expedition, sent a dis…

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