North East farmer gets world record on Atlantic row

In January 2018, The Four Oarsmen made history by becoming the fastest team in the history to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

The team, including Peter Robinson, a MSP farmer partner from Snipe House, near Alnwick, Northumberland, crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 29 days, 14 hours, 34 minutes, in what is described as the ‘world’s toughest row.’

McCreath, Simpson and Prentice sponsored Peter and his team mates, George Biggar, Stuart Watts and Dicky Taylor, also previously from a farm in Northumberland.

The challenge totaled over 3,000 miles from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, at Antigua and Barbuda.

The motivation behind the row was to make a real difference to two charities with personal importance to the team, MIND and Spinal Research.

Commenting on the result Andy Hindhaugh, commercial director at McCreath, Simpson and Prentice, says, “The whole team at McCreath, Simpson and Prentice want to congratulate the Four Oarsmen on their absolutely amazing achievement. They undertook a brutal challenge, and with sheer determination, skill and endurance, they have not only completed this challenge, but gained a world record.

“It is a real credit to them as individuals and as a team, and we are honoured to be associated with their success.”