Leeds, Yorkshire

15 solo rowboats started out across the Atlantic on 19th November, racing from Saint Louis, Senegal to Saint Laurent, French Guyana in the Rames-Guyane Race 2006. Five have already retired from the race, but what really caught my eye is that the rower in second place, with just 775 miles to go, is a woman – Sophie Mace, aged 46.

Dammit – there go all my excuses about women being slower rowers. Only kidding. Fantastic effort, Sophie – go for it girl!!

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