Oldest person to row across the Atlantic solo
Frank Rothwell
70:212 year(s):day(s)
United Kingdom ()

The oldest person to row across the Atlantic solowas Frank Rothwell, (UK), from San Sebastian on La Gomera to Nelson's Dockyard on Antigua, aged 70 years 212 days, as of 5 February 2021,

Frank Rothwell became the oldest person to row 3,000 miles solo and unassisted across the Atlantic Ocean and was able to raise more than £1 million for dementia research.

Frank set off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands on 12 December and crossed the finish line in Antigua, in the Caribbean, on 6 February 2021.

The challenge was in honour of his brother-in-law, who died from Alzheimer's disease while he was not there.