Econ backs record holder again as Jasmine prepares to set sail on a new challenge


18th of August



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Econ Engineering, the UK’s largest manufacturer of winter and road maintenance vehicles, has announced its agreed sponsorship of Jasmine Harrison as she prepares for a new extreme challenge.

Jasmine, a 23-year-old swimming teacher from Thirsk and double world record holder, has previously been recognised as the youngest woman to row the Atlantic solo, and the only woman to swim the full length of the British Isles.

Holding two world records is clearly just the start for Jasmine, as she has just announced her latest adventure – a solo sail around the world on a 5.8m sailing boat. Jasmine and her boat, ‘Numbatou’, will be setting off from Antigua in 2025 as she takes part in the Mini Globe Race.

In 2021, aged just 21, Jasmine became the youngest solo female to row the Atlantic Ocean. Then in 2022, she was named the first female to swim the full length of the British Isles, from Land’s End to John o’ Groats. During her recent mega-swim (a 110-day odyssey), Jasmine faced jellyfish, whales, and seals, as well as swimming through the Gulf of Corryvreckan – a notorious Scottish whirlpool.

Jonathan Lupton, Managing Director of Econ, which manufacturers more than eight out of ten gritters on Britain’s roads, said: “We are excited to be supporting Jasmine again as she embarks on a new challenge; she is an inspiring individual who shows remarkable strength and determination.

“Having set two world records already, we have faith that Jasmine will succeed in her new expedition, and we can’t wait to support her all the way!”

Jasmine Harrison, also commented: “Thanks to sponsorship from a number of local businesses, including Econ Engineering, I was able to fund a support boat, crew, kayak, safety equipment and provisions last year and I’m so grateful for this support once again with my new challenge.”

Keep up to date with Jasmine’s journey by following her Instagram account: