Lara Vafiadis rows across the Atlantic Ocean in honour of her late father

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Greek British woman Lara Vafiadis is rowing across the Atlantic Ocean solo in honour of her father who recently passed away. 

Lara is currently rowing more than 4,000 kilometers in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge to raise funds for charity.

Seeing her father suffer from cancer inspired her to take on the challenge as he taught her to “aim high.”

“He won’t get to see me finish but I know he’ll be with me with every oar stroke to Antigua,” she says on her website, This Girl Rows.

Lara Vafiadis is determined to finish the race in honour of her father. Credit: Instagram.

Lara has had a rough start to the voyage as she was struck down with acute seasickness less than 12 hours in. She was unable to eat and row for three days, but is now feeling better and making up for lost time.

She currently works as a Regional Sales Manager for a cyber security company and is also a Yacht-Master with years of experience in the industry. 

Only 21 women have ever successfully rowed across the Atlantic Ocean solo and Lara aims to be the fastest.

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