OXFORDSHIRE is a rowing county. But even by the area’s standards, Eoin Hartwright’s achievements in crossing the Atlantic are attention-grabbing.

The stereotype of most teenagers suggests they spend most of their time playing on games consoles and not talking to their parents.

This no doubt is true of many – no matter how much their families might love them.

Eoin’s adventures, though, should show everyone the startling power of youth.

Experience, wisdom, maturity – these are the merits supposed to accrue to people in adulthood.

Yet youngster Eoin has shown that anyone, no matter how old, can achieve the incredible.