Adapted from The Vancouver Sun
Four women tried to row across the Atlantic.
They were from England.
The women planned to row over 4,000 km.
They planned to row from Spain to Barbados.
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They started on January 26, 2016.
It was a sunny day.
The water was calm.
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
Why did they do it?
They did it for two reasons.
- The women wanted to make money to help children.
- They also wanted to be the fastest. They wanted to beat the record.
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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.