Two UWE students have had to give up on their dream of rowing across the Atlantic
UWE students refuse to abandon Atlantic rowing challenge, despite becoming stranded at sea
West Country rowers Heather Stanning and Helen Glover have won Great Britain's first gold medal in the London 2012 Olympics.
A 28-year-old Bristol University student forced to abandon her attempt to row across the Pacific Ocean, says she hasn't made up her mind whether to try again.
Bad weather meant Elsa Hammond had to change her plans to make Hawaii, and is now heading for Mexico. She had planned to row the 2400 miles in less than the current record of 99 days.
Olympic Champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning made a winning return to rowing as they took gold in the women's pair at the World Cup Regatta in France.
It was the first time Stanning who's from Yeovil had teamed up with her partner since winning gold at the London Olympics in 2012.
After 115 days away at sea, two students from Bristol are now back home. Hannah Lawton and Lauren Morton were rescued after their attempt to complete The Atlantic Challenge, unfortunately failed.
Now they've been reunited with their families. Ellie Barker has more.
Now, how would you fancy spending three months in a rowing boat, with only yourself and the odd Great White Shark for company? One young woman from Bristol is planning to do exactly that.
Elsa Hammond is aiming to row 2,400 miles from California to Hawaii in the first ever Pacific rowing race.
Elsa came into the studio earlier today:
Two university students from UWE in Bristol are refusing to quit in their attempt to row across the Atlantic, despite becoming stranded at sea.
Lauren Morton and Hannah Lawton are taking part in the Atlantic Challenge, raising money in memory of a friend who died from cervical cancer.
But the pair have suffered so many problems, they remain more than a thousand miles from the finish line while all the other competitors have finished.
The father of 24-year-old rower Lauren Morton has spoken of his concern for his daughter and her partner Hannah, after they became stranded at sea.
Wayne Moreton says the Bristol students faced numerous problems during the race but are determined to finish, as they're competing in memory of their friend who died of cervical cancer.
He spoke to Duncan Wood and Christine Talbot on ITV News Calendar:
Bristol University students Lauren Morton and Hannah Lawton are waiting for help mid-Atlantic after their rudder broke.
They're taking part in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Rowing Race, which is considered one of the most perilous rowing challenges in the world.
A man from Bridlington won the race in January, as Duncan Wood explains:
British Olympic gold medal winner Zac Purchase has announced his retirement from rowing, following a lengthy break from the sport.
The 27 year-old from Gloucestershire followed his gold at Beijing in 2008 with a silver at the London Games in the lightweight double scull alongside Mark Hunter. He says it's the right time to step away and explore other opportunities.