Atlantic rower visits Axmouth

PUBLISHED: 08:19 01 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:23 01 April 2016

Sally Kettle (left) with the Axe Yacht Club kitchen team

Sally Kettle (left) with the Axe Yacht Club kitchen team

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Sally Kettle meets members of the Axe Yacht Club

The Axe Yacht Club welcomed adventurer, writer and presenter Sally Kettle to give their final Friday evening talk of the winter season.

More than 80 members were enthralled by her knowledgeable and often-humorous account of rough seas, wild storms, harsh living and encounters with sharks as she twice took part in the Atlantic Rowing Race.

Commodore Steve Biddle said: “We were very pleased that such an inspirational and motivational speaker took the time to come and share her experiences with us.

“To be the first woman to row the Atlantic Ocean twice from East to West, despite having had no previous rowing or sea-going experience, is truly remarkable. She has raised over £250,000 for charity and is a proud supporter of the charity ShelterBox, which provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world.”

Following the talk, Sally answered many questions from the club members over an excellent buffet supper prepared by Hazel Bartlett, Patsy Kingdon, Shelagh Mercer, Trish Needham and Dawn Shepherd.


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