Bella (23), Olivia Bolesworth (27), Lauren (26) and Gee (23), are Row Like a Girl, who, out of 26 crews ranked second in the 2015/16 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – becoming the youngest and fastest all-woman crew to row the Atlantic ocean unaided.
The girls rowed over 3,000 miles from La Gomera to Antigua in 40 days, eight hours and 26 minutes. 40 days at sea, alternating sleep / rowing in two-hour shifts, enduring waves the size of houses, sores, blisters and always in the knowledge that emergency help could be days away.
It all started in 1966 when British Sir Chay Blyth and John Ridgeway made history by becoming the first men to row the Atlantic. It was a 92 day battle against hurricanes, 50 ft waves, and a near starvation diet. There is no doubt that the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is one of the toughest races on earth.