Shropshire farmer Tim Downes rowed 90 miles from Arklow, Ireland to Aberystwyth, Wales with 11 teammates.
This was part of the Celtic Challenge, a rowing event that occurs every two years. Tim and his team completed the challenge in 17 hours and 2 minutes.
Tim said: “Those who have sailed across on the ferry will appreciate it can be a choppy crossing. We were fortunate it was 5 knot winds and reasonably calm.
“We came 3rd out of 16 teams. Crossing the finish line was a hard slog, with blisters and very little sleep, but we finished it 44 minutes faster than our last attempt in 2014.”
Tim has been raising funds for R.A.B.I. He added: “I think R.A.B.I is a fantastic charity supporting farming families. It’s a charity I have strong connections with.”