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Old 26-01-2016, 09:52   #1
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Four ladies row from California to Australia

Just heard about this today. Took 9 months, raising money for breast cancer
Airing on discovery channel in a few days.
They also have a facebook page
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Old 26-01-2016, 16:03   #2
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Re: Four ladies row from California to Australia

This was covered on UK news briefly but hey, they're only women after all!

Who have done the most incredible, hard grind thing imaginable in this day and age. 9 months rowing the Pacific ... I'd not contemplate it.
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Old 27-01-2016, 01:19   #3
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This was covered on UK news briefly but hey, they're only women after all!

Who have done the most incredible, hard grind thing imaginable in this day and age. 9 months rowing the Pacific ... I'd not contemplate it.
Boy, Trumpet,

You and me both!

The courage of people who live with cancer is tremendous!

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Re: Four ladies row from California to Australia

Get 4 women together anywhere and a row is inevitable.


JK. Well done to these ladies, great effort for a very worthy cause.
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Old 27-01-2016, 06:43   #5
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Can't believe I haven't heard anything about this on the news. Where'd they make landfall?

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Old 27-01-2016, 07:33   #6
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Very very cool!



All-female crew row for 9 months, 8,500 miles from California to Australia
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Old 27-01-2016, 07:51   #7
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Re: Four ladies row from California to Australia

Yeah. Rowers are amazing!

Right now two young Hungarians (Levi and Norbi, boat Kelle) are just like 4 days from Antigua - two months away from Canary Islands! And another pair (Scots - a brother and sister pair, boat Fifty Fifty) have just been towed into Lanzarote after a 2 months passage from ... Portugal.

Man, these people have guts and stamina.

I wonder if they consider themselves 'sailing' or 'cruising'???

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I say well done, and lucky. lucky the Oz Navy didn't turn them around
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TRUE BRIT!
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After a gruelling battle with the elements, the Coxless Crew made history as the first all-female rowing crew to cross the South Pacific Ocean.
The six-person British crew left San Francisco, California in April 2015 and arrived in Cairns, Australia on Jan. 24th after travelling more than 8,500 miles (13,679 kilometres) and spending 257 days at sea, according to the team's Facebook page.
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Four ladies and the name of the crew is Cox Less
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Just heard about this today. Took 9 months, raising money for breast cancer
Airing on discovery channel in a few days.
They also have a facebook page
Either this is a scam or a tremendous loss of opportunity due to no marketing. They could have raised millions for their cause by marketing this event throughout the boating world. Would have been free press for them. So does sound a bit suspicious as to its being held in secret.
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After a gruelling battle with the elements, the Coxless Crew made history as the first all-female rowing crew to cross the South Pacific Ocean.
The six-person British crew left San Francisco, California in April 2015 and arrived in Cairns, Australia on Jan. 24th after travelling more than 8,500 miles (13,679 kilometres) and spending 257 days at sea, according to the team's Facebook page.
Ah ha, the detail. Did they take turns rowing, while the others rested on a 400 foot yacht?
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Did they take turns rowing
Nope.
The crew was made up out of three permanent members and three others each rowing a leg.
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Re: Four ladies row from California to Australia

There was a fair bit of press in the UK, and they hope to raise at least Ł250,000 for two charities, not too shabby.

Maybe they did not want to turn their achievement into a media circus.
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