By Caroline Wilson on March 8, 2018
We wanted to use International Women’s Day an an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of some of the incredible women in the ocean community that have gone before us and inspired us to take on this epic challenge. We reached out to ask for some words of wisdom and inspiration to share with you all.
Di, Elaine & Sharon took part in the 2017 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in team Atlantic Ladies. They set world records as the first and fastest female trio to row the Atlantic and made their crossing in 60 days.
Mary was part of a team of women who became the first British women to row across the North Atlantic West to East, completing the crossing in an incredible 49 days in the Rannoch Women’s Challenge 2016.
Sarah took part in the 2016 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in team Atlantic Endeavour. They made their crossing in 55 days.
After a failed 96 day crossing attempt in 2013, Lauren, Olivia, Gee and Bella took part in the 2015 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in team Row like a Girl. The girls finished second in the race, and also obtained two Guiness World Record’s for becoming the ‘youngest’ and ‘fastest’ all female crew to ever row across the Atlantic unaided.
Yorkshire Rows is a team of four formidable working mums who dared to dream. They are the first women to row across the North Sea and holders of a Guinness World Record for rowing 3000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean during the world’s toughest rowing race.
I had a (slightly embarrassing) rowing alter-ego - Xena Warrior Princess. Strong, powerful, big muscles, flowing hair... She worked! Who will your rowing alter-egos be??
In 2002, Debra rowed across the Atlantic alone after her then husband and rowing partner was rescued from their plywood rowing boat. Debra decided to row on alone, and spent 3 ½ months rowing the Atlantic.
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