All Jasmine Harrison needed to do was do it alone. She ended up making history in the process.
The 21-year-old from Thirsk, England, became the youngest female to row solo across the Atlantic ocean- 70 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes. While completing the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge on Saturday, according to organizers of the Atlantic Campaigns 2020.
Jasmine’s journey started in Spain and ended 3,000 miles away in Antigua. She lit a pair of flash as she rowed into the harbour.
An Instagram account that traced her voyage posted: “A near-crash with a drilling ship, visits from dolphins, lots of Nutella and peanut butter consumed, collisions with two capsizes and a world record.”
During her travel through Europe in 2019, she made the official decision to participate in the event, which she wrote on her website.
“Especially because then I could be the youngest female to ever journey across an ocean solo. My goal is to inspire more young people, especially females, to give something a try,” she wrote. “The more it horrifies you, the more pleasure you gain in completing it. Anxiety and stress is now such a common thing over some of the simplest of tasks. I would be faking if I said that I wasn’t scared to do this while having the full knowledge of all the intimidating obstacles that I will face. So I am asking for support from everyone so that confidence-boosting can be a universal thing.”