Join the excitement as Bojangles, the 24-foot, carbon/kevlar composite foam ocean rowboat is refitted ready for her forthcoming journey across the North Atlantic. From March 1 to March 7, visit with British Ocean Rowers Mick Dawson and Andrew Morris as they ready their high-tech craft at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s Hyde Street Pier. During the seven-day work period, visitors to the pier (enter at Hyde and Jefferson streets) will be able to observe the preparation work and speak with the crew between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Golden Gate Bridge
Wednesday March 7th 2012. Arrival from 11.45am, programme starting at 12.30pm.
St Francis Yacht Club, 99 Yacht Road, San Francisco, CA 94123.
All members of Yacht Clubs in Northern California’s Pacific InterClub Yacht Association welcome.
Lunch (optional) $17.
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.