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Cornish Rower Back on Dry Land

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:01am 8th April 2012.

A Cornish man who rowed thousands of miles across the Atlantic for charity says it was like going into space.

Stephen Bowens and Simon Osborne were raising cash for leukemia research.

The pair from Falmouth had to battle storms, salt sores and sleep deprivation.  

Stephen tells Pirate FM going back was never an option: "Considering more people have gone into space than there is that have rowed across the Atlantic and in some ways, it's not hugely dissimilar. When you're on the boat we had no support boat and once we Puerto De Mogan we had to get to Barbados, we'd no way of getting back and everything we needed to survive was on that little boat.

"Simon lost his brother Mark to leukemia some time ago and it made you realise actually that no matter how uncomfortable the salt sores are and the sleep deprivation and all the rest of it, there's always somebody out there who's doing their own battle".

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