PRESS RELEASE - EXPLORE CROSS THE FINISH LINE @ 16.08 UTC
Initially the girls were hoping to break the female pairs record of 50 days and the British record of 75 days, but sadly with the continued unfavourable rowing conditions experience at sea they made land midway through day 78, just missing out on the British record.
Annie and Mel had a phenomenal race having been right up the front end in the first couple of weeks, pushing a number of the leading men's crews and looking for a possible podium finish.
During the latter stages of the race they had pushed themselves to the physical limit by rowing up to 18 hours a day to try and get a British record, but in the end it wasn't quite enough. Having completed the race the two are now reunited with loved ones and resting on the beaches of Antigua.