The Yorkshire Rows

Best Selling Authors and Explorers

Yorkshire Rows is a team of four formidable mums from Yorkshire who are the first women to row across the North Sea and who also hold a world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.  First impressions of these four courageous women is that they are not professional sportswomen rather they are four ordinary working mums who “dared to dream”.

They all took up rowing for the first time at a local York club 5-6 years ago and then in January 2013 they decided to take on the herculean task of entering the world’s toughest rowing race 3000 nautical miles from the Canaries to Antigua.

It took almost 3 years to plan and prepare for the row. Facing storms, 40 foot waves, sleep deprivation and power and kit failures the 4 ladies managed to cross the Atlantic in 67 days, 5 hours and 2 minutes and got a world record for being the oldest women’s crew to cross any ocean.

In addition to rowing their ocean they have also managed to raise thousands of pounds for Maggie’s Cancer Care centres and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  These women have touched the hearts of many and continue to do so in their commitment to show how true friendship, teamwork, Yorkshire grit and belief can help you achieve your dreams. Yorkshire Rows are honest, funny and unique. They speak with true passion about their incredible adventures, leaving their audiences feeling inspired and invigorated, convincing them that they can achieve almost anything. It’s no surprise then that they are in demand as public speakers worldwide.

Their fantastic spirit of adventure and can-do approach has won them countless awards. It’s also inspired Four Mums in a Boat, a bestselling book by the foursome That’s not to mention an award-winning documentary that has made thousands laugh, cry, and believe they can truly do whatever they put their mind to.

To book The Yorkshire Rows as the motivational speakers for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When The Yorkshire Rows attend corporate events, they are known to cover the following topics:

  • Drive & Determination
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Peak Performance
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Dealing With Pressure
  • Teamwork