The Wight Crew on their rowing challenge.
A CREW of seven Isle of Wight women who rowed almost 28 nautical miles along the south coast has handed over £30,000 to charity.
The Wight Crew started fundraising in October 2012 when they started training for a voyage across the English Channel.
Logistical difficulties meant the crew had to switch to a route along the south coast, but they still managed to raise £15,000 each for London-based water sports charity Ahoy and the Isle of Wight-based Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.
Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust chief executive Frank Fletcher said: "The efforts of the Wight Crew will mean that 30 more young people in recovery from Cancer and Leukaemia will be able to sail with the trust.
"They faced so many challenges and we were honoured to work with them."
The team was supported by their 73-year-old coach, Gordon Groves, of Newport Rowing Club.
Gordon has nearly 60 years of experience behind him and he needed all of his skill to coax a team that included one person who couldn't swim and three who suffer from seasickness.