21-year-old Jasmine Harrison has completed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in 70 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes, breaking the WORLD RECORD for the youngest woman to row solo across any ocean
21-year-old navigator Jasmine Harrison has become the youngest woman to row alone across the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 3,000-mile (4,800-kilometer) voyage between the islands of La Gomera and Antigua.
Harrison completed the 2020Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge on Saturday in 70 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes, a new world record for the youngest woman to row solo across any ocean, Atlantic Campaigns said.
In mid-January, Jasmine Harrison, a swim instructor and waitress, had been alone at sea for nearly 50 days. She had paddled 1,600 miles across the moody Atlantic Ocean and was only halfway there.
Harrison, 21, from the northeast of England, became the youngest woman to row an ocean, beating an American, Katie Spotz, who had held the title since 2010.
Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, the most prestigious rowing challenge in the ocean. For the New World Record, the winners received Bremont watches worth $ 6,000.
Harrison’s 550-pound boat was knocked over twice by rogue waves, sending her into the water. The second time, she injured her elbow. She had terrifying situations, even nearly colliding with a drillship at four in the morning.
Each December, the Atlantic Challenge sends rowers, from solo rowers to teams of two to five, across 3,000 miles of ocean, from the Canary Islands, off the northwest coast of Africa, to Antigua and Barbuda.