Bailiff Congratulates Intrepid 232

Credit: World's Toughest Row.

Jersey's Bailiff has written to the Intrepid 232 team, congratulating them on their world record breaking Atlantic row.

Julie Brady, Helene Monpetit, Rosemay Satchwell and Alison Smithurst - whose combined age is 232 - now hold the record for the oldest women's crew to row any ocean.

They completed their three thousand mile journey on Friday night (9 February), having endured some of the most technically challenging conditions in the history of the Talisker Atlantic Challenge, dubbed 'The World's Toughest Row'.

In his letter, Sir Tim Le Cocq praises their teamwork and dedication and expresses how proud the island is of them.

He says they have set an 'excellent example':

"We do not underestimate what it must have taken, both physically and mentally, to complete the journey.  It has clearly taken a great teamwork and dedication to do what you have done and that alone would have made the people of Jersey proud.  That you have set a new world record is a wonderful achievement and only adds to the pride we all feel.

You have set an excellent example to Jersey rowers and to all athletes and I hope to be able to congratulate you personally on your return to the island, along with your families, friends and supporters."

The Bailiff says his Chambers will be liaising with the local rowing clubs to ensure their return to Jersey is 'marked appropriately'.

Thousands of people have taken to social media since Intrepid 232 crossed the finish line in Antigua to applaud their strength and determination.  Many have also called for a home-coming event to celebrate the team's success.

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