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World’s richest rowing race to set off from Tower Bridge

PUBLISHED: 18:25 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 28 March 2013

Olympic gold medal rower Sophie Hosking and her father David Hosking in Hallin Marine 2, Pic:onEdition

Olympic gold medal rower Sophie Hosking and her father David Hosking in Hallin Marine 2, Pic:onEdition

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Olympic gold medal rower Sophie Hosking put her father through his paces this week in the shadow of Tower Bridge.

The iconic London landmark will act as the start and finish line this summer for the world’s richest rowing race.

David Hosking will skipper a five man crew in his boat Hallin Marine 2.

They will be among eight crews setting off on Saturday, June 1, in GB Row 2013, a challenge which will see them race around mainland Britain, via Lands End and John O’Groats before returning to Tower Bridge.

The first crew to break the current fastest-time world record of 26 days 21 hours and 14 minutes will win a £100,000 bounty.

Each crew is also raising money for charity. Hallin Marine 2 are raising funds for Combat Stress, the UK’s leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans’ mental health

GB Row 2013 is also supporting Walking with the Wounded.

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