Exhausted by the high winds and waves 40 feet high, two sailors almost died of cold and starvation after losing their spear gun, which nearly sent them crashing into oil tankers. They were almost asleep when two Dutch men came to their aid.
Bayliss, a former banker and entrepreneur from Dorset, and Turnbull, from Wilshire, left from Tenerife to raise money for cancer research with 50 days of reserves for their trip in hope of completing the task in 40 days.
They were almost out of food on the last week and were down to 1000 calories and burning off 7000. "It has been a fantastic adventure even though we did not beat any record," said Bayliss. 12 deceased cancer victims' names were written on their boat.