|9 Mar 2022
Head of Rowing at LEH Abby Johnston, Class of 2007, said: “She was very interested to hear all about the race and how we coped with our time at sea. She said she felt so inspired by our challenge that she might have to take up rowing herself!"
The Duchess of Cornwall had taken a keen interest in their progress, so the team – made up of Charlotte Irving, Class of 2008, as well a friend Kat Cordiner and Abby – were thrilled by the opportunity to meet her at Clarence House.
They became the fastest women ever to cross the Atlantic in January when they completed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in just 42 days, seven hours and 17 minutes, knocking an astonishing seven days off the previous record.
Clarence House later tweeted: "It was wonderful to meet the remarkable Kat, Abby and Charlotte - aka Team ExtraOARdinary - on #InternationalWomensDay. The adventurous trio broke a world record rowing 3,000 miles over 42 days from the Canaries to Antingua to raise money for three cancer charities."
You can still donate to their chosen charities - Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity - by visiting their website: https://www.gofundme.com/f/kathryn039s-campaign-for-cancer-research-uk