29th January 2016

English Harbour, Antigua

Today, team Row like a Girl, Lauren Morton, Bella Collins, Olivia Bolesworth and Georgina Purdy have written their names into the history books by being the fastest females to ever have rowed the Atlantic in the world’s toughest row, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. The race record was held by Row for Freedom who finished the race in 45 days in 2012.

The four British women crossed the finish line in second place out of 26 teams from across the world, and completed the race in 40 days 8 hours and 26 minutes.

Skipper Lauren Morton took part in the race in 2013/14 and spent 96 epic days at sea before being rescued by a passing ship container; this year, she was determined to finish: “We’re over the moon to make it here to Antigua and to do it in record time really is the icing on the cake. This race challenges you so much, mentally and physically. We’re exhausted but can’t wait for the party to start in Antigua!”

Taking sibling rivalry to a higher level, the all-female team were pipped to the post by crew-mate Bella’s older brother and his team, Ocean Reunion who crossed the finish line just 3 days before them.

Visit their team page to find out why they took on the challenge. And send these courageous girls the congratulations they deserve @ROW_likeagirl and keep up with their life on land on their FB page.

29th January 2016

English Harbour, Antigua

Today, team Row like a Girl, Lauren Morton, Bella Collins, Olivia Bolesworth and Georgina Purdy have written their names into the history books by being the fastest females to ever have rowed the Atlantic in the world’s toughest row, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. The race record was held by Row for Freedom who finished the race in 45 days in 2012.

The four British women crossed the finish line in second place out of 26 teams from across the world, and completed the race in 40 days 8 hours and 26 minutes.

Skipper Lauren Morton took part in the race in 2013/14 and spent 96 epic days at sea before being rescued by a passing ship container; this year, she was determined to finish: “We’re over the moon to make it here to Antigua and to do it in record time really is the icing on the cake. This race challenges you so much, mentally and physically. We’re exhausted but can’t wait for the party to start in Antigua!”

Taking sibling rivalry to a higher level, the all-female team were pipped to the post by crew-mate Bella’s older brother and his team, Ocean Reunion who crossed the finish line just 3 days before them.

Visit their team page to find out why they took on the challenge. And send these courageous girls the congratulations they deserve @ROW_likeagirl and keep up with their life on land on their FB page.