San Francisco to be the Official Launch City of the OAR

We’re proud to announce that San Francisco will be the official launch city for the OAR.  Mick Dawson has a special affinity with San Francisco, having completed his epic 7000 mile row across the Pacific underneath the Golden Gate Bridge in 2009. Mick and teammate Chris Martin were welcomed into the city with open arms by then Mayor, Gavin Newsom and presented with honorary life memberships at the historic Golden Gate Yacht Club in recognition of their achievement, also a world first.

Bojangles, Mick’s state of the art ocean rowing boat, has remained in San Francisco at the Maritime Museum on Hyde Street Pier ever since 2009, where she has been a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike. In March this year, Mick will return to reclaim her. Bojangles will become a live working exhibit as work is carried out to completely refit her ready for her next voyage across the North Atlantic to London.

As much about the East Coast port of departure for the OAR will be dependent upon the weather and determined last minute, it makes complete sense to get Bojangles kitted out and ready to go from her existing base. I can’t wait to return to San Francisco; it was the finest city in the world to end our North Pacific adventure at and I know it will be the perfect city to launch the OAR Project from.  Mick Dawson

A series of events in San Francisco to give Mick, Andrew and Bojangles the send off they deserve are being planned . Stay tuned for more details.

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