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Rower smashes world record

Charlie in training on the River Crouch Credit: Derek Argent

Essex rower Charlie Pitcher is celebrating after smashing the record for crossing the Atlantic.

Charlie, from Felsted, made the Trans-Atlantic crossing in just 35 days. He arrived in Barbados at 5.38pm local time according to his twitter feed.

Charlie with his New Boat Launching it for the first time at Burnham Yacht Harbour. Credit: Derek Argent