Woman Tries to Be Oldest to Row Across Atlantic

A 60-year-old Belfast woman has started her bid to become the oldest woman to row solo across the Atlantic.

Shirley Thompson expects the voyage to take her three months.

She spent the last 24 hours stocking up on fresh produce to eat and drink during the first five days of the voyage. After that, she will be relying on packet food.

"I'm feeling really excited and, of course, nervous,"

BBC News NI has the whole story here.

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