One woman's unique challenge to become the ...
"Oldest solo female to row across any ocean"
As part of the iconic race, the
Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2023 / 2024
... and "First solo female
to row around GB"
In 2025 I will embark on a solo journey around the coast of Great Britain
Part 1 - 2023 / 2024
Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge
The first part of this challenge is to become the OLDEST SOLO FEMALE on the planet to row across an ocean. I am doing this as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 2023 / 2024. This is a 3000 mile row from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to English Harbour in Antiqua.
By finishing the race I will set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD, however, if I cross in under 59 days and 19 hrs, I'll also set a
new SOLO FEMALE RACE RECORD and if I cross in less than 49 days and 7 hrs then I'll set a 2nd GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the fastest Atlantic Crossing by a solo female too.
Is this a Totally OARdacious goal for a Granny?
There is everything to row for!
But scroll down for more details on the 2nd challenge...
Part 2 - 2025
Row around Great Britain
In 2025, I will be rowing SOLO around the coast of Great Britain, a feat NOT YET achieved by ANY solo female. Indeed, this has only ever been achieved by one man, Andy Hodgson who 'did it first' in 2018 taking 175 days and 2 hrs.
With an additional GUINNESS WORLD RECORD on the cards, there is everything to row for, to prove to the world that adventure is 'vital' for our mental health and ANYTHING really IS POSSIBLE, at any age.
These are challenges set in mother natures most testing environments and completing this journey unsupported and solo, will be a physical and mental endeavour like no other.
This row will definitively answer the question - which is the tougher - rowing across the Atlantic or rowing around Great Britain?