Top level support for Indian Ocean Rowing Race competitors
British competitors in the very first Indian Ocean Rowing Race today received recognition and support from the very highest level in the land - Number 10 Downing Street!
Prime Minister, Gordon Brown responded to a letter sent to him by John Plank, of SP Web Connections and a supporter of the 'Flying Ferkins' team, who recently wrote to the British political parties in order to raise awareness about the incredible individuals who took on the challenge of rowing across the Indian Ocean.
Mr. Brown said in the letter: "It gives me great pleasure to offer my support to all the British crews who competed in this year's Indian Ocean Rowing Race. An event such as this has the power to inspire people both within the field of rowing and throughout the wider public.
I would like to send my warmest best wishes to all of those who took part in this year's Race and to commend your efforts in raising money for good causes. I am sure it was a physically and mentally grueling race but ultimately provided rich and rewarding memories of the occasion."
The letter of support from the Prime Minister couldn't be better timed, as yet more ocean rowing records are about to be set with the imminent arrival of the two Pairs Class teams, including the Flying Ferkins. Support like this can only add to their amazing achievement after over 100 days at sea.
To see the letter of support from Prime Minister Gordon Brown, please visit our photo gallery http://www.indianoceanrowingrace09.com/photos/viewphoto/259