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04/08/14 4:50pm
COURTESY PHOTO |  In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean during a 47 day crossing in a Shelter Island-built rowboat are four of the rowers who set a Guinness World record.

COURTESY PHOTO |
In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean during a 47 day crossing in a Shelter Island-built rowboat are four of the rowers who set a Guinness World record.

David Davlianidze was in the middle of the ocean somewhere in the middle of a three-day storm. Waves as high as three-story buildings were tossing his boat as if it had already been smashed to floating debris. He knew, as did the other 15 onboard, that their lives were literally hanging by threads — the tethers tying them to the deck. (more…)