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The Pacific Row in numbers

miles rowed by the crew, more than a third the Earth's circumference
days at sea
The route taken by the crew across the Pacific Credit:
calories burned each day - roughly the same as two marathons every 24 hours
meals each of freeze-dried chicken noodles, curries or spaghetti Bolognese

Women make history as they complete gruelling Pacific Ocean row

A woman from Cornwall has made history after she and three colleagues became the first all-female crew to row the Pacific Ocean.

The girls arrive in Cairns Credit: ITV News

Laura Penhaul from Redruth arrived in Cairns, Australia early this morning after nine months at sea.

The girl's mammoth journey of more than 9,200 miles began in San Francisco last spring. During the gruelling effort the crew sleep for two hours at a time before putting in a two-hour stint on the oars.

The rowers snatch their rest between rowing shifts. Credit: Sarah Moshman
Credit: ITV News

They set off from San Francisco in April. Despite taking three months longer than planned the expedition has set two world records, the women becoming the first all-female team and the first team of four to row the Pacific.

Their route from San Francisco to Cairns.

Watch the moment when they arrived below:


Pilot Gig Championships start on the Isles of Scilly

The World Pilot Gig Championships start on the Isles of Scilly Credit: ITV News

The World Pilot Gig Championships start on the Isles of Scilly today and carry on across the Bank Holiday weekend.

More than 150 craft are taking part this year. It's become so popular there's talk of limiting the number of entries in future.

The annual event has attracted a strong international field.

Michael Leviseur has travelled all the way from the U.S.A to compete with the American crew.

Dorset rowers' record Atlantic attempt

And staying in the sea - two rowers from the region are on course to break a 118-year record by crossing the Atlantic in the quickest time ever.

Chris Walters and Elliott Dale from Lyme Regis have so far had to overcome injuries, huge cargo ships and gale force winds, but remain confident they will beat the 55-day record. Seth Conway reports:

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