Jessica Mullins: I Rowed 3,000 Miles Across The Atlantic In 42 Days
Jessica Mullins and her teammates rowed the Atlantic at the beginning of 2022, taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.
It's been dubbed the 'World's Toughest Row': a 3,000 mile mission from La Gomera, Spain to Antigua. It is an extreme endurance race dubbed one of the most challenging endurance races in the world.
Jessica was the Skipper and Project Manager of their four mixed team, IN DEEP SHIP and she put their international team together two years ago.
Overall, they raised around £70,000 to run the campaign and donate to their chosen charities on the challenge. We spoke to Jessica about why she decided to take it on, what it was actually like, and how it feels to have completed it... plus gained a World Record!
0:00 : Introduction to Jessica
1:31 : What inspired the challenge
4:00 : Recruiting the team
6:03 : What the training was like
7:58 : What a typical day was like
9:33 : What helped get you through?
12:33 : How was it nearing the end of the challenge?
15:15 : How it felt to finish
16:55 : Raising money for 3 charities
19:51 : Advice for others
23:14 : Winning a World Record
26:15 : What does defiant optimism mean to you?
Find out more about the team: https://www.indeepship.com/
Donate to their chosen charities:
Follow Jessica: https://www.instagram.com/jessicammullins/