A member of Team Wadadli Atlantic Rowers is one of two men on trial in the High Court in a major drug case.
The offence is believed to have taken place long before Rowan Bailey decided to embark on the historic journey.
Bailey, 55 and 56-year-old Kenneth Wyre were arrested in 2010 after ONDCP officers allegedly found them with over 50 kilos of cocaine.
They were charged with Possession of the control drug, Possession with intent to supply and Drug Trafficking.
The incident occurred in Clarks Hill as the men were allegedly transferring the drugs between vehicles.
Rowan Bailey who is also known as Archie Bailey was on bail for this offence when he became a member of Team Wadadli Atlantic Rowers.
Team Wadadli was the first local team to participate in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.
They arrived at Nelson’s Dockyard in early 2016.