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Hertfordshire-born woman to row the Atlantic Ocean for sea conservation

PUBLISHED: 15:19 05 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:27 30 April 2018

Status Row / Caroline Wilson

Status Row / Caroline Wilson


Caroline Wilson is one of three women who will face the gruelling challenge of rowing the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to Antigua this December

Born and raised in the village of Kimpton in Hertfordshire, amateur rower Caroline Wilson will join Jess Rego and Susan Ronaldson for a 50-day trip across the Atlantic Ocean (3,000 miles!) from the Canary Islands to Antigua. Not only this, but Caroline will be powered by an entirely plant-based, vegan diet.

The challenge is called the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and will see the team battle through sleep deprivation, salt sores and 12-hour rowing days in hopes to become the fastest female trio ever to row across the Atlantic.

Status Row / Caroline WilsonStatus Row / Caroline Wilson

While the challenge will be physically and mentally draining, it is all for a good cause. The trio will be supporting the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Clean Seas’ programme which aims to keep oceans across the globe clean and combat plastic pollution.

“We believe that tackling the plastic pollution crisis starts with the individual. We hope to bridge the gap between awareness and action by inspiring everyday changes that add up when we make them together.”

The trio will set out in December 2018. Keep up with Caroline, Jess and Susan’s challenge at

Check out the Marine Conservation Society website for more information on how you can help the world’s waters

Talisker Challenge on Twitter


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