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Rower crosses Atlantic to support Because I am a Girl campaign

Aodhán and his crew set out in early January 2012 aboard the ocean rowing boat Sara G with the aim of rowing across the Atlantic in less than 32 days. Learn about about the challenge.
Aodhán and his crew set out in early January 2012 aboard the ocean rowing boat Sara G with the aim of rowing across the Atlantic in less than 32 days. Learn about about the challenge.
January 19, 2012

Plan supporter Aodhán Kelly is currently rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in a world record attempt to raise funds and awareness for Plan's Because I am a Girl campaign. The 26-year-old Irishman, who lives in Reading, UK, is part of a 6-man team hoping to become the first rowing crew to cross the ocean by boat in less than 32 days.

 

A gruelling challenge

Already 2 weeks into their gruelling journey from the coast of Morocco to Barbados, former Irish national rowing team member Aodhán and the crew are tired, but in good spirits.

"My girlfriend Ilse thought it sounded great when it was just a pipe dream, although panic did set in initially when she realized I was actually going to go through with it," says Aodhán.

"But now she is fine about it and is very supportive. She is particularly happy because I am doing this for Plan International, a charity she used to volunteer for."

 

Fighting gender inequality

Aodhán is hoping to raise funds to support Plan's Because I am a Girl campaign to promote girls' rights, fight gender inequality and lift millions out of poverty. Find out more about the challenge and follow Aodhán’s daily updates from the boat via his blog site.*

Learn more about Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign.

*Plan is not responsible for the content on external websites.

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