Ocean rower will raise money for Gosport charity in record attempt

ATTEMPT Charlie Martell
ATTEMPT Charlie Martell

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RECORD-BREAKING ocean rower Charlie Martell is in Gosport today preparing for his latest adventure.

The 41-year-old is two months away from his next world record attempt for the fastest solo land-to-land crossing of the Pacific Ocean.

His attempt will raise money for a number of charities helping injured servicemen and women, including Gosport-based Toe in the Water.

Charlie will be at Haslar Marina today undergoing sea trials in his ocean rowing boat.

He told The News: ‘Having been on operations with the military and seeing injured servicemen I have seen a difference in them when they do something like yacht racing.

‘It is a life-changing experience for some of them.

‘It puts them back in a team.

‘Everything is in place for the record attempt. I’ve got a fantastic boat with fantastic equipment.’

To donate towards Charlie’s charity fund, visit justgiving.com/pacific2012.