Anna Kirkin Team Ripple Effect British Army Reservist Pacific

Anna Kirkin is a serving reservist and former regular British Army officer who is about to embark on two outstanding missions.

The first one is part of a record-breaking attempt to be the fastest female team to row across the Pacific.

Let's put that in numbers, shall we?

Team Ripple Effect, the four women taking on The Great Pacific Race, will row 2,000 miles from California to Hawaii in a cramped seven-metre boat.

That will involve teams of two rowing two hours on and two hours off for fifty days. There will be no sail or motor, it will all be down to them.

The aim of the epic record attempt is to raise money for The Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre and Ascend Afghanistan which uses mountain climbing to develop leadership skills in young Afghan women.

Anna Kirkin Afghan National Army Women Mentoring Sandhurst In The Sand

As if that was not enough Anna will also go on an expedition to Afghanistan helping women develop mountaineering and leadership skills.

This time last year Anna was working with the Afghan National Army mentoring at the Officer Academy, also known as Sandhurst In The Sand.

"That was a really, really fantastic job. Great to be doing some really practical leadership."

Anne spoke to Richard Hatch and Verity Geere about her exciting year ahead on Forces Radio BFBS. Watch the full interview below...

Anna Kirkin

On #HatchandGeere Anna Kirkin Sapper officer, preparing to row the Great Pacific Race for #Ascend DNRC

Posted by BFBS Radio on Thursday, 15 February 2018


You can help Anna raise £40,000 to take on The Great Pacific Race by donating on the crowdfunding page.

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