Yorkshire Rows set sail for silver screen debut

The Yorkshire Rows team.

The Yorkshire Rows team.

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the story of four working mothers who became record-breakers when they rowed across the Atlantic could now be told in a movie.

Helen Butters, Janette Benaddi, Frances Davies and Niki Doeg received a heroes’ welcome on their return after completing the 3,000-mile race in February.

The four friends – known as the Yorkshire Rows – became the oldest women to row across an ocean. They confirmed a book telling their story – Four Mums In A Boat – will be published and London-based production company Archery Pictures had optioned the film rights. The women said they were ‘thrilled’.

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