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Jasmine Harrison became the youngest woman to cross the Atlantic alone – 360 Magazine

Jasmine Harrison became the youngest woman to cross the Atlantic alone – 360 Magazine

Photo: Photo: Atlantic Campaigns

Jasmine Harrison, 21, from North Yorkshire, UK, managed to cross the Atlantic Ocean on her own in just 70 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes, making her the youngest woman to make such a trip. The challenge started in the Canary Islands and ended in Antigua as well the total length of Jasmine’s kilometers of water is 4800.

The young British woman is a swimming teacher and a bartender, and her second occupation is actually what leads her in the middle of the ocean. It is included in Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge., whose idea is to travel the distance from San Sebastian in La Gomera, the Canary Islands, Spain to Nelson’s shipyard, the English port, Antigua and Barbuda by rowing boat.

Photo: Rudder Lymad

Jasmine entered the race with 30 others in early December and finished first in early February.

“There’s nothing better than getting out of the things around us – social media, bad news, literally everything.”, shares the reason for the British woman to join the challenge.

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During the race, the woman barely managed to control the 550-kilogram boat, which was twice almost turned by the waves, seriously injured her elbow, and nearly crashed into a drilling rig.

Photo: Atlantic Campaigns

Jasmine’s achievement has raised more than £ 10,000 for charity. The previous woman to cross the Atlantic alone by boat was 22-year-old Katie Spotz, and the youngest man to hold the record was student Lucas Heisman, who completed the 2019 challenge at just 18 years old.

We remind you that in mid-October the Bulgarians Max and Stefan Ivanovi, who in the middle of June embarked on crossing the Atlantic with a handmade boat, successfully completed their adventure. A father and son managed to dock at the marina of Bridgetown, Barbados after 115 days in ocean waters.

Photo: Andreas Galsgaard

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