CREW

The crew of ordinary women have taken on the extraordinary challenge of a lifetime; to row across the Pacific unaided.

Jane is 37 and a former British Army PTI.

She has travelled and worked abroad and witnessed first-hand the injustices and lack of priviledge that many women have to endure. Jane has also commanded respect in a largely male environment during a 10 year career in the Army and taken on every challenge presented to her.

Jane has represented her country playing rugby for England and at Premiership club level  for Wasps, as well as the Army.

Since her retirement, Jane has set her sights on endurance sports and become an accomplished triathlete.

When she's not taking on the world, Jane loves chilling out with her awesome sausage dog, Watson.

Orlagh is 27, a PE teacher and leading figure in developing youth sport culture in the UAE.

 

Orlagh has had a love of sport from an early age, playing Gaelic football and soccer to a high level. Orlagh went on to play in the Dubai 7s for several years and was awarded the accolades 'Players Player of the Year' and 'Seven's Player of the Year'.

After moving to the UAE, Orlagh set up the first women's rugby team in Ras Al Kaimah, an area with very few options for women to participate in sport. She has worked tirelessly to inspire other young women to take up sport, both in a professional capacity and in her community.

When Orlagh isn't on the rugby pitch or teaching the next generation of superstars, you'll find her completing aquathlons, duathlons in the desert, or drinking espressos in between sets of deadlifts in the gym.

 

Orlagh is as passionate about inspiring others to discover their potential through sport as she is eager for new horizons herself. Through her participation in The Great Pacific Race, she is determined to push her limits and inspire others to dream big and thrive outside of their comfort zone.

Vicki is 42, a leading fitness expert and founder of London’s original Barre and Ballet studio, Barreworks. She starred on Channel 4’s ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ as one of the first females to participate and reach the final stages.

Vicki has been a keen athlete for over 15 years, she has run 5 marathons in different countries, participated in a number of grueling cycling sportifs as a complete novice and now sets her sights on a World Record ocean crossing in a 24ft rowing boat!

 

She is determined, incredibly strong willed and motivated, not to mention pretty fit! She is an advocate on the speaking circuit and via a variety of media for women’s resilience, grit and determination, inspiring others to exploit their genetic potential (physical and mental).  

 

Oh, and she has two beautiful dogs; Olive & Ebony who take up her time when she's not working, training, eating or sleeping!

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