Editorial Staff
7 months ago

Editorial Staff
7 months ago

Team Antigua Island Girls Nominated for National Honors this Independence

Credit World’s Toughest Row: Team Antigua Island Girls have crossed the Mid-Pacific Ocean in 41 days, 7 hours & 5 minutes. Kevinia Francis, Christal Clashing & Samara Emmanual finished second in the Women’s Class in the World’s Toughest Row – Pacific 2023, making this their second successful ocean crossing.

Athletes Christal Clashing, Kevinia Francis, and Samara Emmanuel will have their names submitted to the Honours Committee for National Honours on Independence Day 2023

The decision was made in Cabinet on Wednesday and their names will be submitted by the body.

The three Antiguan and Barbudan female sailors completed 41 days of rowing across the Pacific from California to Hawaii, celebrating a second row across another ocean.

The entire nation has applauded the team for what has been described as an extraordinary feat of courage and determination,

Tourism officials here and many around the world have also commended Team Antigua Island Girls, for successfully navigating the Pacific Ocean, the largest body of water in the world

Rowing at a distance of approximately 2,800 nautical miles across the Pacific, in ‘the world’s toughest row’, their journey began in Monterey Bay, California, and culminated in Kauai, Hawaii.

Among fourteen teams, the Team Antigua Island Girls emerged as true champions, exemplifying the solidarity and strength of women alongside their fellow all-women team, Row Aurora.

The all-female rowing team and the first all-female, black team to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

1 Comment

  1. Ras Jus

    Yes I! They are certainly deserving.


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