Introducing Roz Savage

Roz Savage to join Andrew Morris for the OAR

We are delighted to announce that Roz Savage will be joining the OAR Team.  Roz, holder of four world records for ocean rowing, is an eminent environmental campaigner who uses ocean rowing to inspire action on the greatest environmental challenges facing the world today.

Mick Dawson, who was originally set to row with Andrew, has been unable to devote sufficient time to prepare for the voyage due to his day job fighting pirates. Mick remains fully committed to the OAR Project however, and has taken on the role of leading the shore based team. He is currently in San Francisco refitting Bojangles as a live working exhibit at the Maritime National Historical Park on Hyde Street Pier.

The OAR Project is the world’s first attempt to cross the North Atlantic from St John’s, Newfoundland to Bristol, England, continuing to London via the inland waterways. Roz and Andrew will be the first male/female team ever to row the North Atlantic.

“Rowing an ocean is a major challenge to undertake and finding someone to replace Mick was no easy task” said Andrew Morris. “Taking on the North Atlantic requires experience and tenacity and I can’t think of a better person to step up to the plate than Roz. Both Roz and I are extremely grateful Mick will be right there with us in spirit and that he remains an important and integral part of the team.”

Roz commented on her motivation to join the team: “I thought I had retired from ocean rowing, but I also said ‘never say never!’ When the opportunity to take part in the OAR Project presented itself, the time was right and the pieces of the puzzle fell into place.  I’m really excited to take on the challenge – not only of rowing this route, but also as a mixed pair, which will add a new dimension to my ocean rowing experience. I’m really looking forward to rowing home, and continuing the journey across Britain to arrive in London in time for the Olympic Games.”

Stay tuned to find out more about Roz Savage!

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