Jasmine Harrison from Thirsk rows the Atlantic Ocean
Mon 1st March 2021
An Atlantic rower from North Yorkshire has become the youngest female to row across an ocean. Jasmine Harrison, from Thirsk, North Yorkshire, completed the 3000-mile journey in 70 days, three hours and 48 minutes.
She set off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands on Saturday, December 12 and arrived on Saturday, February 20, into Antigua in the West Indies.
Reflecting on her triumph, she said: “It's the best experience a young person could ever want or have. I would do it again but at the same time I would rather have other people regardless of age doing it so if I have inspired someone out there – I’m happy!”
Jasmine supported charities including Shelterbox, which helps provide emergency shelter to families around the world, and which she was inspired to support after witnessing hurricane damage on an earlier visit to the Caribbean.