First Irishwoman to row solo across the Atlantic arrives in Barbados

February 25, 2022

The first Irishwoman to row solo and unaided across the Atlantic ocean has ended her record-breaking feat after more than 80 days rowing 3,000 nautical miles that tested her to the limits of endurance.

Dr Karen Weekes, a sports psychologist from Kinvara, Co Galway arrived in Bridgetown to a jubilant welcome from family and friends after nightfall on Thursday. Draped in the tri colour the 54 year old adventurer is only the 20th woman in the world to row an ocean solo. The Irish Times