A crew of 4 ordinary women who have taken on the extraordinary challenge of a lifetime; to row across the Pacific unaided.
Anna is 27 and works for a not-for-profit. Happiest when in, on or around water, she started rowing at the age of 11 after realising that conventional team sports weren't her strong suit.
Anna has raced at international regattas through her late teenage years and turned her hand to coaching at university, producing the highest performing crew the university has ever seen. Post uni, she started coaching 'learn to row' at a community boat club who works to open up rowing as a sport to young people in the pursuit of ensuring fair access to the same opportunities, and in doing so, allowing them to realise their full potential.
With an increasing drive to challenge herself and see what she is capable of both physically and mentally, Anna has increasingly taken on various challenges, cycling London to Paris, ride London, swim serpentine, rowing the Irish sea and most recently she has returning from living in India for a year where she has set up the first international subsidiary on behalf of her company.
Kat works as a Trauma and Orthopaedic registrar, basically fixing bones, in the Oxford region. She has been rowing for around 6 years. Her main sport whilst growing up was swimming and then throughout her time at university became a bit of a jack of all trades, competing in swimming, netball, hockey as well as running and cycling.
After completing her degree she got her junior doctor jobs in the Oxford area and, after being inspired by the London Olympics in 2012 she enrolled onto a learn to row course at Wallingford Rowing club. She competed in her first Henley Women's Regatta in the summer of 2013.
Outside of work and rowing Kat has a fantastic family unit and excellent bunch of friends. She has 3 brothers, all of whom she is very close with and 2 nieces who she loves to see as much as possible. To be an inspiring role model to the girls is very important to her.
Kat is well known for her work ethic, her passion and her incredible play lists; it wont just be the oars keeping the girls moving from California to Hawaii, it will be those bangin’ beats!!
Vicki is a leading fitness expert and founder of London’s original Barre and Ballet studio, Barreworks. She has also recently been on Channel 4’s ‘SAS: Who Dares wins’ and needed a new challenge to sink her teeth into!
She is determined, incredibly strong willed and motivated, not to mention super duper fit! She is an advocate for women’s resilience, grit and determination, inspiring others to exploit their genetic potential (physical and mental).
Her main love though is he two awesome dogs; Olive and Ebony!
Fiona is an experienced ocean rower with crossings of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans already under her belt. Having learned a lot on the Atlantic, she and her team achieved 2 world records on the Indian Ocean by being the first and the fastest female crew to row across. When this opportunity to go for the ocean rowing hat-trick with the Pacific came up, she just couldn’t resist.
Fiona is a big believer that we are all capable of so much more than we think we are, and is often found demonstrating this by getting out of her comfort zone. Amongst other things she has run, cycled, hiked, swum and climbed across Europe, cycled through Central America, trekked in the Himalayas, and sailed across the Atlantic a couple of times. Most recently she is chuffed to bits to have gained her Yachtmaster qualification.
In a previous chapter she was part of the leadership team at innocent drinks as head of supply chain. Nowadays being a big believer in the power of nature and the outdoors for physical and mental wellbeing, she spends more time out of an office. She is happiest on a boat, up a hill in Scotland, or exploring on her bike, and mixes these things in with time back in London with friends and family.