Dutchman Mark Slats, runner-up in the Golden Globe, has entered the MailaSail AZAB 2019 in his Rustler 36 Maverick. Mark is no stranger to Falmouth and won the Sitran Challenge race from Falmouth to Les Sables d’Olonne prior to the Golden Globe. Prior to that he rowed single-handed across the Atlantic in the 2017 Talisker Transatlantic Rowing Challenge, obliterating the world record. To give you a sense of the incredible achievement, when Mark reached the goal in the West Indies there were boats that carried teams of two or three rowers that had only reached half way over the Atlantic ocean.
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