Cracknell's wife, Prestwich-born Beverley Turner, their son Croyde, and parents were waiting to greet the rowers who reached Antigua after two months at sea. The pair, who were raising money for Children In Need, rowed most of the way naked "to avoid chafing". Sporting a beard and painful infected sores, Cracknell said: "We helped each other when the other was down. I have learnt that I am not always right from Ben's more subtle perspective on life.
Naked rowers triumph in race - Manchester Evening News
Later this month you and television presenter Ben Fogle plan to row across the Atlantic in a small boat wearing nothing at all. Please convince us that this has not been set up by a woman's magazine, Cosmopolitan, perhaps, for whom you once posed naked? Being naked is, I'm afraid, for practicality rather than pleasure. As we are rowing across the equator it is hot. We'll be sweating loads and there will be loads of salt water flying about. If we're wearing clothes they'll dry in the sun leaving salt-encrusted clothes that will rub and over time leave sores that may become infected.
Get y-oar kit off! Rowers set for 3,000 mile naked Atlantic trek
How do you feel about being a pin-up? Why do you think ladies love you? I wish it had happened when I was younger, if that is the case. Although she does seem to go through boyfriends quite quickly, so I might end up dumped, which would be annoying. What looks sexier on a woman — dress and heels or jeans and a T-shirt?
Only boats have ever crossed the Atlantic Ocean in the race, carrying with them less people than have stood on the summit of Mount Everest. While the rest of Bristol are feasting on turkey or relaxing by the fire, the rowers will be hard at work. We might have some pork scratchings, but we won't be having a break!