Sarah has been forced to abort her Atlantic row due to impending severe weather conditions. Winds of up to 60 knots and huge impassable waves caused by the tail end of Hurricane Joachin combined with two low pressure systems were due to hit Sarah in the coming days. Together with her team, she made the decision to be picked up safely.
She was quickly met by a nearby ship - the Federal Oshima – which is bound for Montreal. She is safely on board the ship but her boat, Happy Socks, was lost at sea due to the complexity of the pick up. She is set to arrive in Montreal in about a week’s time.
British adventurer Sarah Outen set out from Tower Bridge in April 2011 on her London2London: Via the World expedition. Her goal was to journey eastwards around the northern hemisphere by rowing boat, bike and kayak. 4 years on and Sarah is still going. Various weather events have forced breaks, changes in the route and equipment. Sarah is now rowing solo across the North Atlantic from the USA to the UK and hopes to be home in Autumn 2015; 2 years later and a few more miles than planned.