At 21, Jasmine Harrison from Thirsk in North Yorkshire has become the youngest female to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
She started off her 3,000-mile (4,828km) journey from La Gomera in the Canary Islands in December and docked in Antigua on 20th February, completing the 2020 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge journey in 70 days, three hours and 48 minutes.
A near collision with a drilling ship, two capsizes, lots of peanut butter and Nutella consumed, visits from dolphins and a world record breaker. Jasmine has safely made it to #Antigua What a superstar she is. #TWAC2020 #MadeBytheSea @ACampaigns
— Jasmine Harrison (@rudderlymad) February 20, 2021
A part-time swimming teacher and bartender, Harrison wrote on her website that she was inspired to take part in the challenge when she witnessed the 2018 race finish while teaching swimming in the Caribbean.
After docking in the Caribbean, she said the her experience had been “amazing” and “everything I wanted it to be”.
The previous youngest female solo ocean rower was 22-year-old Katie Spotz from the United States who rowed the Atlantic east-to-west between 3 January and 14 March 2010.
The youngest person to crossed the Atlantic solo is British-Italian-Austrian teenager Lukas Haitzmann, who completed the journey in 2019 at the age of 18.
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