British crew complete record-breaking row across the Pacific

British crew complete record-breaking row across the Pacific

Written by Staff Writer

26 Jan, 2016 | 12:16 pm

A marathon voyage in a 29ft rowing boat ended in Australia on Monday with a group of British women becoming the first team of four to row across the Pacific Ocean.

Leaving San Francisco on the 21st of April last year, spending 235 days at sea, Emma Mitchell, Natalia Cohen, Laura Penhaul and Meg Dyos became the first female team and first four person boat to row the Pacific, the ABC reported.

After rowing 9,718 miles across the Pacific Ocean the four British women ended their journey in the Australian city of Cairns in far north Queensland.

Greeted by family and friends with hugs and cheers, the women said they were happy to be back on dry land.

With stops in Hawaii and Samoa to restock on supplies, they rowed 24 hours a day in two-hour shifts, Australian media reported.

The journey raised A$78,000 for injured servicewomen and breast cancer patients, the ABC reported.

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