- The Cape Cod Chronicle article announcing their departure.
- Bruno Froideval's website
- A satellite view of the progress of his voyage (really cool!)
- Mathieu Bonnier's website
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Two Frenchmen Row to France from Chatham
Two Frenchmen, Bruno Froideval and Mathieu Bonnier, started their cross Atlantic rowing adventure a few days ago, on June 20th. They intend to individually row their respective rowboats from Chatham to Saint Jacques, France. The journey is to take an estimated 70-75 days and capitalize on the prevailing currents for much of the effort, but they will do a lot of 'actual' rowing. There rowboats are not your open 3 seaters that we grew up with - they are a technical marvels that, when fully outfitted, can weight upwards of 800 pounds. Check out the following websites for more information:
Lastly, check out this video from the Cape Cod Chronicle which shows the rowboats and their departure.