Brit adventurer completes epic sail to Australia on replica of 155-yr-old boat

March 10th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI  

London, March 10 (ANI): A British adventurer has finished his epic five month voyage to Australia in a replica of a sail boat used 155 years ago.

According to a report in The Sun, for his voyage, Pete Goss, the adventurer, followed the path of the Mystery used by seven gold-hunters from Cornwall to escape poverty in 1854.

Accompanying the Ex-Royal Marine on his journey were his son Eliot, brother Andy, and brother-in-law Mark Maidment.

The team had no engine, modern electrics or toilet during the 140-day journey.

Pete navigated 12,000 miles by the stars and a sextant.

The trip was nearly wrecked when Mark had to be airlifted to hospital after breaking a leg when a giant wave hit the boat.

But Pete, of Torpoint, Cornwall, said, There is this huge sense of achievement. To have done the trip with my family made it extra special. (ANI)

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