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Deaf woman, 60, rows Atlantic Ocean in world first | BBC

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A female trio landed on the Caribbean island of Antigua 49 days after setting out from the Canary Island of La Gomera in December. This 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic is one for the books. In the trio was 60-year-old, Mo O’Brien. She has become the first deaf person on record to row an ocean. She rowed with her daughter, Bird Watts and their friend Claire Allinson. Together they are the fastest female trio to complete the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Ms. O’Brien told BBC that her favorite part of the challenge was rowing at night. “the freedom—almost feeling like you’re a part of the sea,” she said. At night the stars were magical, and she added, it looked like “somebody had opened a pot of glitter and scattered it across the sky.”

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51103423

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