Craig Forsyth will be last but not least!

Craig, a bricklayer and former professional Rugby League player from York, UK holds the title for taking part in the most editions of the Clipper Race (sailing).

“I enjoy a life of adventure, new experiences and challenges to test my boundaries.; When it comes to the end of my time, I wanted to make sure that I have lived and that there is no mileage left in the clock of life. To row across the Atlantic is something I have read about, and wanted to do for some time. The challenge certainly seems like an amazing way to use up 3000 miles on the life clock. I know that the thought of being out in the middle of the great ocean with nothing to hear but your own thoughts and nothing to see but miles of endless water does terrify people, for me it is bliss. With the support of my family and friends, I’ll be leaving my native Yorkshire and its comforts (apart from Yorkshire Tea) behind to head for the Atlantic Ocean. Having embarked on a few extreme endurance challenges in the past I know the physical and mental strength needed and while relishing the test this offers, and being able to prepare physically for the rowing, I am aware of the highs and lows that may be ahead of me It takes a lot of courage to ask for help, either during or after a career in Sport and despite the importance of mental health regularly hitting the headlines, many sports people still suffer in silence with the stigma of mental health haunting them in the shadows and not asking for the help that they need. Sporting Chance does incredible work supporting both individuals and organisations across the world of sport, to address mental health, emotional welfare and addictive disorders; a very fitting charity for such a sporting endeavour as rowing the Atlantic.
https://www.crazycraigo.co.uk
https://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/news/article/four-time-clipper-race-crew-embarks-on-next-adventure

Rondout Creek TIDES AND CURRENTS

SATURDAY……..February 6th, 2021….. Time:….5:28 am EDT
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Feels like 20 °F (High 34)….CLOUDY…..Humidity 57 % …….Wind 3 mph SSW (rising to 14 mph @ 1 pm) ……Precipitation : 5 % ……Water temperature 33.1 degrees F (0.6 °C); ………. Water plus air temperature = 61.3°F
Lat Long: 41.92 N ..73.96 W
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—-Tides—–
02:37 PM -0.04 feet Low Tide
08:24 AM 3.83 feet High Tide
03:27 PM 0.06 feet Low Tide
08:55 PM 3.05 feet High Tide
——-Sun & Moon———–
Sunrise :    7:03 am↑ 110° Southeast
Sunset :     5:18 pm↑ 250° West
Moonrise : 2:37 am↑ 119° Southeast, 31.2% visible, Waning Gibbous
Moonset : 12:12 pm↑ 239° Southwest
Daylight Hours: 10 hours, 15 minutes (+2m 26s)
—-Currents—–
Time Event Knots
03:24 AM slack –
06:18 AM flood 1.58
09:48 AM slack –
01:18 PM ebb -1.54
04:36 PM slack –
07:12 PM flood 1.01
10:12 PM slack –

[Ebb current is when the water flows towards the south (Poughkeepsie). Flood current is when the tide flows towards the north (Albany). Slack is the period in between when the water is still (not flowing north or south).]
Understanding USCG markers in our area: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP8vNMQctjM&t=157s
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NOTE: For updates throughout the day, use the links below. Also there are interesting links to videos about “our reach”.. ENJOY!
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theRondoutRower.com

Kingston Weather: https://weather.com/weather/today/l/261a6340f82e978bc855b4f078e56ada8064b7df9db6b61ef062f63e9d515dcb
Tides:
https://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/Kingston-Point-Hudson-River-New-York/tides/latest
Water Temperature
https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ny/nwis/uv/?site_no=01359139&blurb=%20USGS+Real-Time+Water+Data+Information
Currents:
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaacurrents/Predictions?id=HUR0509_9
Moon Phases, Sunrise/Sunset
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/@z-us-12401
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/night/
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Waterways, Rowing and Regattas: rowing through the ages https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSK-R8LzHc0
My Reach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NyQrFYuYKY&t=193s
How to read a compass: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/how-to-read-a-compass#:~:text=The%20most%20important%20part%20on,in%20the%20direction%20of%20south.

2020 Leaderboard

https://www.facebook.com/Ocean-Rowing-Stats-103420408267582/

https://www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com/2020-race-entrants/