Surviving the Atlantic
Brian Conville right and Jason Gagnon left
Brian Conville went from self-professed couch potato to transatlantic rower. Transatlantic rowing is an extreme endurance challenge where a team has to row 24-7 for days on end. It follows a gruelling pattern of rowing for two hours and then trying to eat and rest as much as possible during for two hours.
Having rowed the Pacific, he decided to try for the Atlantic. Himself and his partner, Joseph Gagnon had been planning the trip from Canada to Cork for months and would have broken several records. However their trip came to a fateful end when the boat capsized before they reached Ireland. Here Brian tells their story to Miriam Gormally.