Hi, my name is Karen Weekes and I aim to be the first Irish female to row solo, 3,000 miles across the Atlantic, starting in December 2021. Join us on our #SHECANDO2021 journey…its going to be a good one!
Karen’s position, Thursday 20th January, 2022
Approaching the halfway mark…
Karen chats to Dermot & Dave of Today FM in the video above about life on her boat
Karen talks live to Jennifer Zamaprelli of RTE 2FM in the video above about her adventure
Some video clips below from Karen’s journey since she started
Hi all! This is a chat between Lorna Siggins of Afloat and Karen’s shore manager, Suzanne Kennedy. It gives a great insight into the whole Shecando2021 campaign and the likely challenges for Karen while she is out on the water
The #SHECANDO2021 aims and ethos:
#SHECANDO campaign aims to provide a platform for encouraging women, and girls, to push themselves outside their current comfort zone and to believe in their abilities to succeed both in their work and everyday lives. In addition, the #SHECANDO2021 ethos aims to bring more females into the realm of adventure sports. SHECANDO2021 represents that anything is possible when you have self-belief, determination, strategic planning and the setting of progressive goals.
#SHECANDO also aims to illuminate two of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically ‘gender equality’ and ‘life below water’, which focuses on the conservation of oceans and marine life.
The #SHECANDO2021 team are working hard to ensure these underpinning philosophies remain prevalent throughout the entire campaign
How you can help
Spread the word about #SHECANDO2021 and all it believes in. You can also donate to the Gofundme page , the money raised here currently goes directly into the #SHECANDO2021 campaign. Once the journey and its costs are covered, any excess funds will be donated to the Laura Lynn charity.