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JASMINE HARRISON YOUNGEST SOLO FEMALE TO ROW ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

JASMINE HARRISON YOUNGEST SOLO FEMALE TO ROW ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

Context

Jasmine Harrison is the youngest solo female to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Details

  • She is a 21-year-old swimming teacher from Thirsk in North Yorkshire and reached the island of Antigua, the Caribbean nation.
  • She completed the journey in 70-days three hours and 48 minutes in the west to east direction.
  • She also raised £10,000 for charity as part of the Atlantic Challenge.
  • The previous record was held by 22-year-old Katie Spotz from the USA who rowed the Atlantic east-to-west.

About the Atlantic Ocean

  • It extends longitudinally between Europe and Africa to the east and the Americas to the west.
  • As one component of the interconnected World Ocean, it is connected in the north to the Arctic Ocean, to the Pacific Ocean in the southwest, the Indian Ocean in the southeast, and the Southern Ocean in the south.
  • It is the second-largest of the world's oceans, with an area of about 106,460,000 km².
  • It covers approximately 20 per cent of Earth's surface and about 29 per cent of its water surface area.
  •  It separates the "Old World" from the "New World".

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