Rowers Dave Whiddon and Lloyd Figgins aim to cross Atlantic Ocean.

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Rowers Dave Whiddon and Lloyd Figgins aim to cross Atlantic Ocean

Lloyd Figgins and his friend David Whiddon aim to row from Morocco to
Antigua to raise awareness and funds for the RNLI.

They hope to complete the trip in 60 to 90 days by continuously rowing in
two hour shifts.

The men will be spending Christmas Day 750 miles (1,207km) off the African
coast.

Mr Figgins said: "We've got food for a 100 days, if it goes beyond that
we're on the fishing line."

The pair hope to raise £24,000 for the RNLI, which is the cost of training
one station's lifeboat crew.

Mr Figgins works at the Oxford-based charity Earthwatch which arranges
trips and holidays for members of the public who want to help with
scientific studies.

During the crossing he will be monitoring sightings of marine life and
feeding the information back to research organisations.

People can follow the attempt over the next few months on the rower's
website Atlantic Calling - Rowing the Atlantic. Morocco to Antigua
 

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