Brothers celebrate New Year in middle of the Atlantic

Ewan, Jamie and Lachlan MacLean celebrated the start of 2020 with some bagpipe music.

Brothers celebrate New Year in middle of the Atlantic
Adventurous: The brothers celebrated the New Year.

Three brothers from Edinburgh saw in the New Year in the middle of the Atlantic.

Ewan, Jamie and Lachlan MacLean celebrated the start of 2020 with some bagpipe music on the ocean waves.

The adventurous siblings, known as Team Broar, are more than halfway through an epic 3000-mile row as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

They hope to reach Antigua in the Caribbean by the end of January, having set off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands on December 12.

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The brothers hope to raise more than £250,000 for charities Feedback Madagascar and Children First and become the fastest trio in history to row the Atlantic.

Eldest brother Ewan, 27, a product design engineer for Dyson, said: “Spirits are high but the toughest thing now is trying to keep morale up.

“We’re suffering on the oars for 16 hours a day, with very little sleep.

“We’ve faced dehydration, power issues and some horrendous weather, but it’s little things like taking a moment to play music together that keep us going.

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“We have learned a lot about ourselves and each other, mostly the need to be stronger than our excuses.”