Youngest Solo Rower Lands In Guyana

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CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Mar. 17, 2010: The youngest person to row an entire ocean solo landed in Guyana and immediately dove into a water melon on the Georgetown dock.

Katie Spotz, 22, who grew up in Mentor, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, completed her mission Sunday after 70 days 5 hours 22 minutes in the Atlantic.

But instead of landing in Cayenne, French Guiana as she originally intended, she landed in Georgetown, Guyana. Guyana flag buntings and a welcoming party welcomed Spotz into Georgetown even as her brother and father spotted her on a Guyana Coast Guard escort vessel.

Spotz began her row on Jan. 3 from Dakar, Senegal, on the west coast of Africa. Her 2,817-mile journey raised more than $70,000 for the Blue Planet Run Foundation, which finances drinking water projects around the world.

She took the journey in a 19-foot yellow wooden rowboat. Her prior experience consisted of a 40-mile practice row on Lake Erie that ended with her boat being pinned against a cliff by wind and waves. 

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