Posted by Rachel Smith on April 25, 2012
We’re delighted to formally announce that Sentinel Consulting has joined the OAR Project as a Gold Sponsor. Having been involved with the OAR Project since its beginning, Sentinel Consulting will be providing emergency support 24/7 while Andrew and Roz are out at sea.
Sentinel Consulting provides practical solutions for people operating in remote areas, specialising in health, safety and logistics. Sentinel Consulting’s business is built around a network of experts who have years of experience both working and playing in the wilderness. It is based on ethical practice both in the wilderness environments they love and in their straight-talking business relationships. The Sentinel Consulting team is proud to enjoy long term relationships with their clients, seeing projects right through from a back-of-an-envelope sketch to well-run, sustainable and commercially-viable solutions. Read more
Posted by Rachel Smith on April 25, 2012
Thomas Gunn Navigation Services
With so many different aspects to organising an ocean row, finding a range of generous supporters is essential to the success of a campaign. New to the sport of Ocean Rowing, OAR Project is delighted to announce that Thomas Gunn Navigation Services (TGNS) has joined us as a Bronze sponsor.TGNS is more used to supplying the shipping industry with navigational charts and publications, and supplies the world’s largest shipping companies with digital and paper charts and publications to ensure safe passage around the globe. MD Thomas Gunn met UK Project Manager, Rachel, when she worked at the UK Hydrographic Office a couple of years ago and captivated by the idea of such a tiny boat crossing a huge ocean, he was more than happy to support The OAR Project. TGNS are providing financial support and a complete range of marine charts and publications to help Andrew and Roz to navigate safely from leaving port in St John’s, all the way to Bristol.
Posted by Dawn Benton on April 17, 2012
DHL Prepares OAR Project for Historic Journey across the North Atlantic
DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, announces its sponsorship of the OAR Project (Olympic Atlantic Row), the first ocean rowing attempt on record to cross the North Atlantic from St John’s, Newfoundland to Bristol, England continuing through the British Inland Waterways. The 2,000 mile journey will challenge the two ocean rowers to reach London in time for the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Posted by Dawn Benton on April 16, 2012
On St George’s Day 2012 the British American Business Council will be hosting the Best of British Launch party – a double celebration of California’s relationship with the UK.
It’s the start of an epic journey for the OAR (Olympic Atlantic Row) boat and crew as they set off across North America ahead of their mission to row the 2000 miles from Canada to England in time for the start of the London 2012 Olympics.
We will also be toasting the opening night of BritWeek, an action-packed two-week celebration of creativity and innovation between Britain and California.
Posted by Rachel Smith on April 11, 2012
EPIRBs from McMurdo
As the departure date draws ever closer, the OAR Project team are taking delivery of an increasing number of parcels and packages, sent by our generous sponsors.
McMurdo have supplied a Smartfind EPIRB and two Fast Find Personal EPIRBs for the team, together with floating pouches and lanyards for the Personal EPIRBs. McMurdo has been a leading provider of emergency locator beacons on land or water for over 20 years.
These Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons are vital pieces of equipment that can pinpoint the boat and the rowers positions in an emergency. The EPIRBs are registered to the boat and the EPIRB Registry knows who is onboard and who to contact. If there is an emergency out at sea, Andrew and Roz simply have to press a button and within minutes, the UK Coastguard will know exactly where they are and that they need help – then emergency procedures can be activated to help ensure their safety 24/7.