Solo rower back on track in transat­lantic bid af­ter snag

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A SCOT row­ing solo across the At­lantic has thanked coast­guards who fixed his bro­ken rud­der af­ter he thought he would be forced to aban­don the ex­pe­di­tion.

Niall Iain Mac­don­ald set off from Cobb’s Marina in Nor­folk, Vir­ginia in the US, on May 23 in a bid to row about 3,400 miles across the North At­lantic to his home in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.

How­ever on Mon­day night his rud­der broke in heavy weather and he feared he would have to aban­don his NY2SY chal­lenge.

Mr Mac­don­ald, 44, rang UK coast­guards who con­tacted their US coun­ter­parts who then res­cued him.

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