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Homecoming Celebration For Intrepid 232 Rowers

Credit: World's Toughest Row

There will be a public celebration of the four record-breaking Jersey women who rowed across the Atlantic.

Julie Brady, Helene Monpetit, Rosemary Satchwell, and Alison Smithurst are the oldest female crew to row any ocean.

They achieved the feat earlier this month when they crossed the finish line of the World's Toughest Row - 3,000 miles across the Atlantic.

Read: Intrepid 232 Break World Record

The team, named in a nod to their combined ages,set off from La Gomera in the Canaries on 12 December 2023 and made it to Antigua on 9 February after battling what were described as some of the most technically challenging conditions in the race's history.

The Bailiff is hosting a homecoming for the Intrepid 232 team in the Royal Square on Saturday afternoon ( 2 March)

Sir Tim Le Cocq is inviting islanders to come together to honour the women's achievement.

"Many incredible Jersey rowers have completed the World’s Toughest Row but the fact these four ladies now hold the Ocean Rowing Stats World Record as the oldest female fours crew to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean gives particular cause for celebration. The crew of Intrepid 232’s determination, teamwork, and unwavering spirit have propelled them to achieve a historic feat that will be remembered for generations to come and inspire many others."

The event will start at 2.45pm.

The rowers will arrive in the square on an open top bus, and will take to the stage.

There will be a Q&A and an address by the Bailiff, with music from the Band of the Island of Jersey.


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