SALCOMBE is the ­finishing line for two rowers hoping to be the youngest to traverse the North Atlantic – and they have already picked up another World Record.

Tom Rainey, 23, from Ashburton and Lawrence Walters, 23, from Hampshire are rowing from New York to Salcombe in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record to be the youngest to row the North Atlantic unsupported.

On their 27th day at sea, the duo received the unexpected news that they had just broken the world record for the most nautical miles covered in 24 hours, which was ­previously held by an eight-man crew.

The new record is 112.5 nautical miles, beating the record held by the crew of the Toby Wallace of 103.9 nautical miles by nearly 10.

Tom and Lawrence are rowing under the team name Ocean Valour to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity after Tom's dad Luke Rainey died in 2012 after battling with a brain tumour.

Tom took on this challenge to honour his father's memory. The funds raised will go towards an early-detection project to give those battling this deadly disease the best treatment as soon as possible, which will significantly increase their life expectancy.

The amount raised for the Brain Tumour Charity currently exceeds £31,000 and the pair are hoping to raise £250,000 by the end of their row. If you would like to donate, visit their JustGiving page at"> OceanValour.

The team still has more than 2,000 nautical miles left to travel of the epic journey before it can pick up a second Guinness World Record as the youngest team to complete the treacherous route.

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