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Cornwall woman's epic journey sailing across the Pacific made into a film

The film of the expedition made into a film that will be shown this week. Photo: Coxless Crew

The story of one epic journey embarked on by one woman from Cornwall and her three friends is being shown across the South West this week.

Laura Penhaul sailed across the Pacific, completing the 8,446 mile expedition in January 2016.

Over the next few days a film documenting her adventure will be shown in venues in Redruth, Laura's hometown, Truro and Exeter.

34-year-old Laura ventured from San Francisco to Australia in a pink boat called Doris and broke world records in the process including the first all female crew to sail across the Pacific.

Laura was part of the crew that rowed for 24 hours straight to complete the journey. Credit: ITV News

The four rowed continuously in two hour shifts, sleeping 90 minutes at time. It was an epic expedition that took nearly a year.

The journey took nearly a year as the women sailed almost nine thousand miles. Credit: Coxless Crew

The women battled treacherous weather conditions, equipment failures and stalking sharks to get to their final destination.

The highs and lows of their journey are being shown in a film. Credit: Coxless Crew