Jasmine Harrison

Empower yourself by seizing opportunity

Video Summary

Jasmine Harrison is the youngest female to solo row across the Atlantic Ocean. The voyage challenged her physically and mentally and included moments of extreme peril, yet was a life affirming adventure. Despite negativity from people who thought she wouldn’t even get to the start line let alone succeed she listened to herself, knew she could succeed and just did it. She encourages everyone to take on their own challenges, whatever scale they may be, and just do it. Jasmine Harrison is a British adventurer who loves to travel and tackle new challenges. She achieved world-wide recognition in 2021 when aged 21 years she became the youngest solo female to row the Atlantic Ocean in 70 days proving that age, gender and background are no barrier to a positive mind-set. She is keen to encourage everyone to be self-reliant and if someone wants to take on a personal challenge, of any level, then they should just do it!

The Atlantic row, dubbed the ‘World’s Toughest Row’ saw Jasmine row up to 20 hours a day in conditions from flat calm to 10 metre high waves with lows of capsizes, injuries and physical exhaustion to the highs of amazing wildlife and sunsets travelling over 3000 miles from La Gomera, Canary Islands to Antigua.

In 2022 Jasmine became the first female (and third person ever) to swim the full length of the British Isles from Land’s End to John O’Groats, 900 miles, in 110 days.

Having raised over £30k for environmental causes she remains a keen advocate for ocean health and is now planning her next challenge which naturally involves the seas. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.


Year: 2023 Length: 18:13 Category: English