Women reach land after 96 days rowing at sea

The Coxless Crew, from left, Laura Penhaul, Natalia Cohen, Emma Mitchell and Lizanne van Vuuren
The Coxless Crew, from left, Laura Penhaul, Natalia Cohen, Emma Mitchell and Lizanne van Vuuren
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A GROUP of female adventurers rowing across the Pacific have reached land after more than three months at sea.

The Coxless Crew arrived in Samoa on Sunday, 96 days after leaving from Hawaii for the second leg of their 8,446-mile crossing.

The quartet, which includes Emma Mitchell from Portsmouth, had expected to reach the South Pacific island at the end of August, but faced setbacks.

The crew left San Francisco on April 20 and aim to be the first female four-person team to row the Pacific, in aid of Breast Cancer Care and Walking With The Wounded.