On December 12, 2020, Jasmine Harrison climbed aboard Argo and started rowing. She has not stepped foot on dry land since.
The 21-year-old swim instructor/bartender-turned-adventurer is competing in the 2020 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000-mile race from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean. There are 21 boats in this year’s TWAC, and Jasmine is the only woman among the eight solo rowers attempting the crossing.
When she arrives in Antigua — some time within the next two months — she will become the youngest woman ever to row across the Atlantic alone.
You can follow Jasmine’s progress at https://www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com/. Click on the Race Tracker and dot watch with the rest of us (Jasmine’s is the violet dot).
Follow her Rudderly Mad Facebook feed for photos, videos, and regular updates from the middle of the Atlantic.
Find out more about Jasmine at https://www.rudderlymad.co.uk/, and please consider supporting the charities that she is rowing for: Shelter Box and the Blue Marine Foundation.
We want to thank Jasmine Harrison for allowing us to share her inspiring story, Ian Couch and Atlantic Campaigns for all of their help (credit for the photo is courtesy of Atlantic Campaigs), and Susan — Jasmine’s mom — for her time and unique perspective.
As always, we want to thank our friends at Electra-Craft (home of the Espressione Concierge), Everipe Superfood Smoothies, and the inimitable Soggy Doggy.
Big thanks to George Hochbrueckner (check out his album, Celticafricousticelectric, on iTunes) and Eliana May for sharing their original music.

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