William de Laszlo: GB Row Challenge

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William is the founder of the round-Britain race, GB Row Challenge. He talks about the first circumnavigation, his Guinness World Record and leadership challenges under pressure.

Timestamps to the podcast
1:00 Introduction and background in rowing
3:00 The idea to raise money for charity and row around Britain
6:00 The route chosen with Tower Bridge as the start/finish line. Guinness Records involvement.
10:00 The storm in the Irish Sea
12:00 Planning and using the British Army as public relations.
18:00 We were running low on water when we got to Scotland. This led to crew conflict
25:00 How does the Army train for the unexpected?
27:00 Delineation of responsibility affects leadership decisions
30:00 Team creation and leadership. Dealing with disruptive individuals
34:00 GB Row Challenge June 2020. There are world records up for grabs – 2, 4 man and womens crews.
37:00 My Guinness record was beaten in 2013 by 6 hours. But I’m going to do the race again

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