Solo rower back on track in transatlantic bid after snag
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.