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Four women Laura Thomason, Beverley Ashton, Angela MAdsen and skipper Berlinda Kirk, celebrate setting a new world record, after completing the around Britain rowing race.
Today an all female crew, the Seagals, set a world record by becoming the first women ever to row around Britain
After an incredible seven weeks at sea in a tiny 24-foot-long rowing boat the four women completed an epic 2,010-mile journey rowing non-stop, totally unsupported, around Britain in the Virgin GB Row.
The all female crew set out on June 1 to race a team of men around the British mainland. But when the male team gave up after less than two weeks, the women carried on alone and without any assistance for five more weeks.
These brave women have spent the last 50 days at sea in the worldÕs toughest rowing race Ð Virgin GB Row 2010 - living in a boat that is so small only two people can sleep in the cabins. The other two have to sit outside in all weathers.
During that time they were: swamped by huge waves which put the boatÕs water maker out of action; almost sunk by a rogue wave that flooded the front cabin, survived storms, navigated some of the most treacherous tides on the planet, almost been mown down by ships, bombed by the RAF and run short of water.
One rower broke her finger setting off a flare to warn off a ship that was on a collision course. She then carried on rowing with a broken finger by strapping her hand to the oar.
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