Gemma Chalk, Clare Lanyon, Jane McIntosh & Olivia Wilson are rowing the Atlantic – the start date is 1000hrs UTC Tuesday 26th January 2016.
And they are away. Exactly to the latest schedule the Girls on board Rowing Boat Fire Ant left Puerto De Mogan marina, Gran Canaria en route to Barbados.
Unfortunately due to broken oars and damage to navigation and safety equipment, the girls have made the difficult decision to abandon their record attempt for this year. On the evening of Saturday 13th February they transferred to a passing ship. They will be dropped off at the ships next port of call in Canada. The girls would like to thank all of their supporters. They are also very grateful to Falmouth Coastguard for coordinating their safe transfer to the ship.
This crew of four women are rowing some 2994 miles (2602nm) from Gran Canaria to Barbados chasing the current female speed record of 45 days, 15 hours and 26 minutes, as well as raising some much needed funds for these two charities. ALL the money raised is going to Charity!
Jane has organised for teams to “race” us from their own gyms whilst we are on the water – see the details by clicking here
You can read about the CHALLENGE and the CREW here, Any messages of support and encouragement for them can be posted below.