Latvian duo depart across Atlantic on rowboat

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Yesterday morning, two Latvian adventurers departed on a rowboat across the Atlantic. In order to reach Rio de Janeiro, their destination, the two have to row some 6,000 kilometers in a sweat-and-saltwater adventure estimated to take up to 100 days.

The two adventurers - Kārlis Bardelis and Gints Barkovskis, departed from Luderitz in Namibia. They plan on crossing the Atlantic in 90 days.

Their boat, 7 meters long and 2 meters wide, reportedly has enough supplies to last them throughout the ride. It's fitted with a system for producing drinking water.

In 2013 Bardelis crossed Europe on inline-skates in 60 days in what could be the longest ride on such skates ever. 

Check out their progress here.

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