World's First for Women - Pacific Row
Over the last 18 months Natalia has been involved in an extraordinary expedition - to row across the Pacific.
The project and training began in June 2014 and the row itself began in April 2015 and finished 9 months later.
It was the most incredible and insightful journey she experienced and for the next few months Natalia and the team's efforts back on dry land are concentrated on continued fundraising for their charites.
Follow Natalia and the Coxless Crew...
The Coxless Crew are a team of six women, who in January 2016, set 2 world records becoming the first all-female team and the first ever fours boat to row unsupported across the Pacific Ocean. This was a journey of nearly 9,000 miles from San Francisco, USA to Cairns, Australia in a 29ft ocean rowing boat. The expedition was planned to take 6 months, but due to unforeseen circumstances took a staggering 9 months.
As a group of women with diverse personality types and varied backgrounds, it was their shared values and desire to create awareness of women who face extreme adversity that drew them together.
They are raising funds and awareness for their two charities Breast Cancer Care and women injured at war with Walking With The Wounded.
photo by John Kennedy