Cork rower helps team break world record

Thursday 27 June 2013 22.17
Gavin Sheehan is part of the 'Islanders' rowing crew (Picture: GB Row 2013)
Gavin Sheehan is part of the 'Islanders' rowing crew (Picture: GB Row 2013)

A rower from Co Cork has helped break the world record for rowing non-stop around Britain.

Gavin Sheehan, 25, from Blackrock is part of a four-man crew.

They shaved over 12 hours off the previous record, setting a time of 26 days, nine hours and 58 seconds.

The old record was 26 days, 21 hours and 14 minutes, which was set in 2005.

The "Islanders" team set the new record when they reached Tower Bridge in London this afternoon.

The crew also collected a €117,000 bounty for breaking the record - the world's richest rowing prize.

See the team's journey on the GB Row website.