Sally's Odd at Sea
Sally Kettle and her mother Sarah Kettle became the world's first mother-and-daughter pair to row an ocean, having rowed 3,000 miles across the giant Atlantic to the West Indies. In the course of their row, they raised over ?250,000 for an epilepsy charity, and earned their place in the Guinness World Records 2008. Growing up in Northampton, Sally Kettle lived about as far away from the ocean as you can possibly get, which is surprising as she now speaks and writes about her adventures at sea. After completing a theatre degree at Brighton University she decided a 'normal' job was not for her, so she set out to row an ocean with her then-partner, Marcus, in October 2003. When circumstances took a turn for the worst she ended up making the Atlantic crossing with her mother, Sarah. Eighteen months later Sally set out to break another record as skipper of a women's four before tragedy struck and her crew had to struggle for survival in some of the harshest Atlantic Ocean conditions ever recorded. She has tales enough to tell of freak waves, unrelenting storms and encounters one would rather not have on a boat, but it is her experiences of people that provide inspiration and insight for all. Sally now lives in Kingston upon Thames with her fiance Clint, and her dog, Burt.