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Leanne Maiden and the World's Toughest Row

EDM (Early Day Motion) 461: tabled on 04 March 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Leanne Maiden on conquering the World’s Toughest Row; notes that Leanne set off on her solo voyage across the Atlantic on 13 December 2023 rowing 3,000 miles from La Gomera to Antigua to raise money for the Polar Academy, Women’s Fund for Scotland and the Mabel Foundation; understands Leanne rowed up to 70 nautical miles each day through all weather conditions and navigated 20ft waves, a capsized boat as well as sleep deprivation and salt sores; recognises the physical and psychological effort of rowing across the Atlantic ocean as well as the extreme isolation when being at sea alone; understands that only 34 females have attempted this journey across the Atlantic and Leanne is the first South African woman to achieve this feat; applauds Leanne’s determination and personal endeavour to complete this challenge in 66 days, beating an estimate of 85 days; congratulates Leanne’s inspirational achievement and success; and wishes her well for the future.