Meet the Yorkshire Rows at Y16 tourism conference

Janette Benaddi (49), Helen Butters (43), Niki Doeg (43) and Frances Davies (45) cross the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

Janette Benaddi (49), Helen Butters (43), Niki Doeg (43) and Frances Davies (45) cross the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

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THEY HAVE held tight through a hurricane, smiled through showers of flying fish and endured injury and sickness on a 3,000-mile trans-Atlantic journey and the Yorkshire Rows are now preparing to become champions for God’s own country.

The four Yorkshire mothers, Helen Butters, 45, Janette Benaddi, 51, Niki Doeg, 45, and Frances Davies, 47, will reveal all about their epic adventure next month at an event celebrating Yorkshire tourism.

The rowers are currently recuperating in Antigua after completing a 67-day journey from La Gomera in the Canary Islands earlier this week but will take centre stage at the York Barbican on March 23 at the Y16 tourism conference.

They will be among a number of special guests to appear at Welcome to Yorkshire’s annual event, which will celebrate incredible achievements as well as unveiling new campaigns.

Sir Gary Verity, the chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said:“We’re delighted to welcome the Yorkshire Rows to Y16 this year fresh from their incredible adventure. They have shown true Yorkshire spirit and grit and we can’t wait to hear their story.

“We have a host of surprises in store which will inspire and entertain the audience – make sure you don’t miss out.”

People from across Yorkshire can register for their free ticket to see the Yorkshire Rows at the March 23 event by clicking here

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