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3/23/2022 - Record for transatlantic row to be set in Riviera Beach



RIVIERA BEACH, FL. (March 23, 2022) – A British soldier who set sail solo from Portugal in December and is expected to break the World Record for a Transatlantic Row will arrive in Riviera Beach on March 24 completing his perilous 4,500 nautical mile rowing trip at the City’s Marina Village at 9:30 a.m.

Jack Jarvis, who departed Portugal on Dec. 3, and will have been at sea alone for around 110 days, rowed an average of 50 miles every day. Jarvis is raising money for the UK-registered charity Braintrust. It supports patients suffering from brain tumors, along with their families. It’s a cause especially close to Jack’s heart, because he lost his grandfather to a brain tumor. The boat Jack crossed the Atlantic in is dubbed Budgie, his grandfather’s nickname.

Jarvis chose Riviera Beach to end his trek, because the City has the most ideal water and weather conditions.
City officials applaud Jarvis’ effort and will await his arrival.
“The courage of this young man and the dedication to the memory of his grandfather is remarkable,” City Manager Jonathan Evens said. “What an inspiration for the citizens of the world and an example that we can share with our young people. Riviera Beach is honored to be the landing point for the end of Officer Jarvis’ world record setting journey.”

The Marina Event Center team was contacted by Captain S. R. Anderson, OBE Royal Navy, United Kingdom Liaison Officer to US SOUTHCOM, with the request to help facilitate the visit. The event is being coordinated with the Port of Palm Beach.

Nicole Rodriguez
Public Information Officer
C: 561-281-3422
O: 561-812-6605