• Phil Packer

Adventurer and author, Sally Kettle, joins Row Britannia

Sally is the first woman to have rowed across the Atlantic east-west, twice. She first took to the oars in 2003. Following an initial set back to her first Atlantic attempt, she was joined by an unlikely rowing partner - her mother Sarah Kettle. 106 days later they made it into the record books as the world’s first mother and daughter to row an ocean.


In 2005 Sally founded Rowgirls - an all female rowing team striving to break the record for the fastest Atlantic crossing. The team of four were struck by disaster when a crewmate left the boat mid-Atlantic. Subsequently the boat lost its rudder in the worst recorded conditions in 200 yrs and a shark attacked the boat - no lives were lost. Unwilling to give up, Sally and her crew completed the challenge. They arrived in Antigua 77 days later, and became the first three-handed boat ever to complete the trip.


We are delighted Sally had joined Row Britannia and will be visiting Kingston University between 12 and 1.30pm on the 28th February 2020.

Adventurer and author, Sally Kettle, joins Row Britannia and confirms she will visit Kingston University on the 28th February 2020