Four female rowers rescued in Atlantic

PHOTO - OCEANUS ROWERS Four women are ready to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

PHOTO – OCEANUS ROWERS
Four women are ready to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun

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Four women tried to row across the Atlantic.

They were from England.

PHOTO - OCEANUS ROWERS The rowing boat is small.

PHOTO – OCEANUS ROWERS
The rowing boat is small.

The women planned to row over 4,000 km.

They planned to row from Spain to Barbados.

PHOTO - OCEANUS ROWERS They started on a sunny day.

PHOTO – OCEANUS ROWERS
They started on a sunny day.

They started on January 26, 2016.

It was a sunny day.

The water was calm.

PHOTO - OCEANUS ROWERS The waves are big. The boat is small

PHOTO – OCEANUS ROWERS
The waves are big. The boat is small.

What happened?

The rowing boat tipped over. It capsized.

They lost their oars.

The women were stranded.

They waited 16 hours for help.

A ship came by. They got on the ship. They were rescued.

They were rescued on February 13, 2016.

Who are they?

The members of the women’s rowing team are:

Gemma Chalk, Clare Lanyon, Jane McIntosh and Olivia Wilson

PHOTO - OCEANUS ROWERS

PHOTO – OCEANUS ROWERS

Why did they do it?

They did it for two reasons.

  1.  The women wanted to make money to help children.
  2. They also wanted to be the fastest. They wanted to beat the record.
PHOTO - OCEANUS ROWERS

PHOTO – OCEANUS ROWERS

Find out more…..

Read their blog to learn more about their adventure

Another woman rower – Mylene Paquette is from Montreal, Quebec, She was the first woman to row solo across the North Atlantic Ocean. She rowed from Halifax to Lorient, France. She rowed 5,000 km in 129 days.

Visit Mylene Paquette’s website to learn more about her trip.

Learn more about rowing on the Atlantic