completed his 4,815-kilometre solo journey across the Atlantic Ocean.Just after 3 p.m. on Thursday, Toronto rower Jean-Guy Sauriol, 60,
The oldest Canadian to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo from the Canary Islands to Barbados — only three Canucks have done it — Sauriol was also the fastest: he completed his journey in 74 days and three hours.
"It's been amazing. Amongst the three of us who have rowed, I'm now the fastest. The next guy did it in 76 days, which became my target," he told the Toronto Sun.
Sauriol's wife and son cheered him on as he arrived in Barbados.
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"I am very proud of his accomplishments and hope he inspires others to fulfil their dreams," his wife, Lucie Cossette, wrote in a email to the Toronto Sun.
Sauriol had been planning the bucket-list adventure for four years. He set off on November 23 in his one-man boat, The Maple, which capsized twice in the two-and-a-half months at sea.
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