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Emotional welcome for Team Antigua Island Girls

After battling sea sickness, fatigue, a near capsize on Friday night, and other obstacles, the four women making up the Team Antigua Island Girls rowed into the historic Nelson’s Dockyard Monday afternoon, and into the records books as the first all-black female team to row across the Atlantic.

A red-carpet welcome awaited the four “Sheroes” who completed the 3000-mile journey, which lasted over 40 days, with their participation in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – dubbed the world’s toughest row, and the premier ocean-rowing experience that begins in La Gomera in the Canary Islands.

The four – Kevinia Francis, Elvira Bell, Christal Clashing and Samara Emanuel (Junella King was the alternate) – were embraced by teary-eyed family members, friends and well-wishers who journeyed to Nelson’s Dockyard hours ahead of their much-anticipated arrival at 2 p.m.

Parliamentarians from both sides, as well a sea of residents, were also present to welcome the team.



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