Leeds woman sets sail in world record challenge

Linda Wales.
Linda Wales.
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A LEEDS woman is tackling a record-breaking voyage.

IT sales manager Linda Wales, 43, of New Forest Village, will take part in a World Record Ocean Rowing attempt from the Faroe Islands to Thurso on the Scottish coast on August 1.

Linda will row through the day and night for a week enduring a rotation pattern of two hours of rowing, two hours of resting, until the destination is reached.

She said: “It will be very extreme and there are some downsides, but there are huge positives. I feel like I’m doing my bit for me and womankind alike.”

Linda will be one of two women on a team of eight. To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/Linda-Wales43.