Oldest woman to row across Atlantic Ocean arrives in Antigua after 86 days

Sara Brewer, 64, has become the oldest woman to row across the Atlantic after a journey alongside her rowing partner, Ann Prestidge. The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge took them more than a fortnight longer than they had planned and they survived on just two meals a day after running out of food. They arrived in Antigua on 7 March – just in time for International Women’s Day
64-year-old becomes oldest woman to row across Atlantic Ocean

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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    The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world’s oceans, with an area of about 106,460,000 km². It covers approximately 20 percent of Earth’s surface and about 29 percent of its water surface area.

    The Atlantic Ocean occupies an elongated, S-shaped basin extending longitudinally between Europe and Africa to the east, and the Americas to the west.

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