On this page you'll find all the latest press releases about the OAR project, our sponsors and supporters.

Generating media coverage is an essential part of this challenge - to promote the generous support that we receive, to talk about our fundraising for a fleet of rowing boats for underprivileged young people and to highlight our education program 'OAR Inspiring'.

For further information about any aspect of the challenge, for high resolution images or to arrange an interview with the team, please contact us:

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Press Release: British Adventurer to complete UK row after battling gales and floods

Andrew ‘Mos’ Morris ends 200-mile expedition on a high, raising funds to buy boats and inspire the next generation of rowers and adventurers 

Press Release – Adventurer forced to abandon world record North Atlantic Row now set to complete final UK leg

Andrew ‘Mos’ Morris determined to finish expedition and honour charity pledge to raise funds for young people to discover rowing

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Press Release – OAR Postponed After Warnings From Ice Experts




Disappointed Roz Savage and Andrew ‘Mos’ Morris postpone plans to
row 2,200 miles and arrive in London for the Olympic Games

Icebergs could easily punch a hole through their hull, duo warned

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Press Release – Weather Underground Launch Interactive Map for the OAR

Embeddable Map To Display Weather Conditions, Photos, Videos And Blogs Along The Route of The North Atlantic Row

The OAR Project is delighted to announce a silver sponsor. This is the world’s first attempt to row across the North Atlantic from St John’s, Newfoundland to Bristol, England, continuing to London via the inland waterways. Andrew Morris and Roz Savage will also be the first male/female team ever to cross the North Atlantic and aim arrive in London in time to celebrate the start of the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Press Release – Icebergs and strong winds delay departure of OAR

‘Safety remains paramount’, say rowers Roz Savage and Andrew ‘Mos’ Morris
as they prepare to set off on epic 2,200-mile expedition

 Monday (14) now seems earliest possible departure date, say weather advisers

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Press Release – Top ocean rowing duo “ROZ AND MOS” launch epic North Atlantic world record bid next week

Patriotic UK rowers Roz Savage and Andrew ‘Mos’ Morris fly the flag
unveiling their expedition motto: ‘Best of British’

Wide selection of high-res pictures available

Both rowers available now for interview, filming, podcasts ++ Read more

Press Release – Raymarine Sponsors the OAR on a Great British adventure

May 2012 – Raymarine, the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine electronics, is supporting the Olympic Atlantic Row (OAR) with the latest marine technology.  Raymarine navigation equipment will play a vital role in the OAR’s epic challenge to row 2,000 miles across the North Atlantic Ocean, departing from Canada to arrive in England in time to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Press Release – DHL to sponsor the OAR

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.

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Press Release – Best of British Launch Monday 23rd April

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.

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Press Release – Introducing Roz Savage

Roz Savage to join Andrew Morris in an epic row across the North Atlantic

We are delighted to announce that Roz Savage will be joining the OAR Project.  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.

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Press Release – Napier Turbochargers Ltd

Napier Turbochargers are powering the OAR Project!

Napier Turbochargers Ltd are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the OAR Project – a world first attempt for two ocean rowers, Andrew Morris and Roz Savage to cross the North Atlantic then continue to London via the UK’s inland waterways, arriving in time for the start of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Napier Turbochargers are no strangers to the harsh conditions of the ocean, as they produce high quality, robust products capable of reliable operation in the marine, power generation and rail industries. Plus Napier’s tradition of world-class engineering has allowed them to achieve an unrivalled pedigree in the area of land, sea and air speed records.

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