BELFAST — The Come Boating! Adventure Series continues, Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m., at the Belfast Free Library, with a presentation by Suzanne Pinto, the Guinness World Book Record holder for being the oldest woman to row across an ocean.
In 2011, Suzanne Pinto was in a 39-foot boat that was rowed 4000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to Barbados.
There were 14 people (10 men and 4 women) that made two teams of seven (6 rowers and the coxswain). They were trying to go for a record of under 33 days, but did it in 42, and so were still able to join the “club 60” for those who crossed in under 60 days – everyone rowing 14 hours day shifts.
They left on February 1 and arrived on March 15. (One has to row in the late winter and early spring in order to avoid hurricanes and Nor’easters, according to the Library, in a news release.
Pinto won the Guiness World Book Record for being the oldest woman to row across any ocean at age 59.
The talk, co-sponsored by Come Boating! Belfast’s Community Boating Organization and the Belfast Free Library, is free and open to all.
For more information, call the Belfast Free Library at 338-3884 ext.10.