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Intrepid 232 Awarded Bailiff's Medal

Julie Brady, Helene Monpetit, Rosemary Satchwell, and Alison Smithurst - who became the oldest female crew to row any ocean - have been honoured with a Bailiff's medal recognised for their remarkable achievement.

The Bailiff organised a public celebration in Jersey's Royal Square so islanders could welcome home the four record-breaking women from their cross Atlantic journey.

When they crossed the finish line, they had travelled some 3,000 miles.

The rowers endured some of the toughest conditions in the history of the 'World's Toughest Row', battling a testing final ten days of their near-nine week journey to avoid asking for a tow, which would have invalidated their record-beating efforts.

Sir Timothy Le Cocq has been impressed by their feat.

"This ladies team have made two significant achievements.

Not only have they completed the 'World’s Toughest Row’ in incredibly challenging conditions but they have also entered the history books for their Ocean Rowing Stats World Record for the oldest female fours crew to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean.

It is with this achievement in mind that I have chosen to award them the Bailiff’s Medal."

The medal features on the one side a replica of the Royal Mace given to the Bailiff of Jersey in 1663 by King Charles II as a token of appreciation for his loyalty to the Crown.

On the reverse, there is an image of the seal given to the Island by King Edward I in 1279, to be affixed to all official documents.

The medals were presented by the Bailiff, alongside Chief Minister Lyndon Farnham and the Lieutenant Governor Jerry Kyd, in front of a crowd gathered in the Royal Square.

The woman had received a guard of honour from members of the Jersey Rower Club, and applause and 'three-cheers' from supporters who had turned out to congratulated them.

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