Briton becomes youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic

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    A 21-year-old Briton has become the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

    Jasmine Harrison, from Thirsk in North Yorkshire, rowed 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

    She finished her journey on Saturday after 70 days, three hours and 48 minutes. The feat also made her the youngest female to row solo across any of the world’s oceans.

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    In This Story: Antigua

    Antigua and Barbuda is an island sovereign state in the West Indies in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda (separated by 39 miles), and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guiana, Long, Maiden, Prickly Pear, York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda).

    The permanent population numbers about 95,900 (2018 est.), with 97% being resident on Antigua. The capital and largest port and city is St. John’s on Antigua, with Codrington being the largest town on Barbuda. Lying near each other, Antigua and Barbuda are in the middle of the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 17°N of the equator.

    Following self-governance in its internal affairs, independence was granted from United Kingdom on 1 November 1981.

    Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Commonwealth and Elizabeth II is the country’s queen and head of state.

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