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Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies - Author

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A group of four working mums from Yorkshire made history and achieved their dreams, by crossing the Atlantic in 67 days and picking up a world record: the oldest women to row any ocean, all to raise money for charity and inspire others. The rowers:

Janette Benaddi is a 52-year-old business woman from Leeds. She is married with two children and lives in North Yorkshire.

Helen Butters is an NHS Communications expert from Cawood, in North Yorkshire. She is 46 years old, married with two children and lives in North Yorkshire.

Frances Davies is a solicitor in Leeds and runs her own law firm. She is 48 years old, married with two sons and lives in York.

Niki Doeg is a business owner and qualified rugby coach. She is 46 years old and lives in York with her husband and their two sons.

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Vier Freundinnen, ein Boot

Vier Freundinnen, ein Boot

Author: Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2018

Von den Kanaren bis in die Karibik. An einem weinseligen Abend fassen Frances, Helen, Janette und Niki einen verwegenen Plan: Obwohl keine von ihnen je auf offener See gerudert ist, melden sich die Frauen fur die "e;Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge"e; an. Und im Dezember 2015 lassen sie vier Ehemanner, acht Kinder, funf Hunde, zwei Katzen, zwei Schlangen und eine Wustenrennmaus an Land zuruck. Fur die nachsten 67 Tage wird die Rose ihr zu Hause sein, auf der sie den Auslaufern eines Hurrikans, einem gebrochenen Steibein und einer kaputten Trinkwasserpumpe trotzen mussen. Mit ansteckendem Humor berichten sie, wie ihnen nach Jahren der Aufopferung fur Familie und Beruf noch einmal der Ausbruch gelingt und wie sie sich als altestes weibliches Team inmitten der Profis schlagen. Ein Loblied auf die Freundschaft und ein Beweis, dass man mit Frauen ab 45 immer noch rechnen muss.

Four Mums in a Boat

Four Mums in a Boat

Author: Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2017

A Sunday Times Bestseller and longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the YearThe incredible true story of four ordinary working mums from Yorkshire who took on an extraordinary challenge and broke a world record along the way.Janette, Frances, Helen and Niki, though all from Yorkshire, were four very different women, all juggling full time jobs alongside being mothers to each of their 2 children. They could never be described as athletes, but they were determined to be busy and the local Saturday morning rowing club was the perfect place to go to have a laugh and a gossip, get the blood pumping in the open air, and feel invigorated.Brought together by their love of rowing, they quickly became firm friends, and it wasn't long before they cooked up a crazy idea over a few glasses of wine: together, they were going to do something that fewer people than had gone into space or climbed Everest had succeeded in doing. They were going to cross 3,000 miles of treacherous ocean in the toughest row in the world, The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.Yes, they had children and husbands that they would be leaving behind for two months, yes they had businesses to run, mortgages to pay, responsibilities. And there was that little thing of them all being in their 40s and 50s.But two years of planning, preparation, fundraising, training and difficult conversations later, and they found themselves standing on the edge of the San Sebastian harbour in the Canary Islands, petrified, exhilarated and ready to head up the race of their lives.This is the story of how four friends together had the audacity to go on a wild, terrifying and beautiful adventure, not to escape life, but for life not to escape them.