21-Year-Old Yorkshire Woman Becomes The Youngest Woman To Row The Atlantic Solo

A 21-year-old Yorkshire woman from Thirsk, North Yorkshire has become the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic. Jasmine Harrison, who is a part-time swimming teacher, took a 70 day trip from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua.

The trip that took 70 days, three hours and 48 minutes all began back in December. Jasmine reached Caribbean Island this weekend and was greeted with a celebration. The moment was captured on her Facebook page where she showed the crossing of the finish line.

The 21-year-old said: “There’s nothing like it, actually getting away from everything – social media, bad news, from literally everything”, the Guardian reports.

Jasmine only started preparing for her challenge back in January 2020 in Hartlepool after she was inspired to sign up to the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge when she visited Antigua after completing her A-levels according to the Northern Echo.

On her website she wrote: “I want to inspire young people to get out there and do something, whether that be changing the world or just doing something outside your comfort zone.”

She raised over £17,000 for charities Blue Marine Foundation, which aims to fight overfishing and Shelterbox which provides relief to people affected by natural disasters.

“I want to inspire young people to get out there and do something, whether that be changing the world or just doing something outside your comfort zone,” Harrison wrote in a statement on her website. You can donate still here.

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