preparation

Roz reports from the OAR team base in St John’s

 

The OAR team has been reunited in St John’s, Newfoundland, the port of departure for the OAR. We’re in the final stages of our preparations and all keeping a close eye on the weather forecast.

 

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Roz Savage on joining the OAR 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 the North Atlantic route, but also as a mixed pair, which will add a new dimension to my ocean rowing experience. I’m also really looking forward to rowing home, and continuing the journey across Britain to arrive in London in time for the Olympic Games.

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Andrew Morris on the new OAR Team

Rowing an ocean is a major challenge to undertake and finding someone to replace Mick Dawson was no easy task. 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 Savage. As an ocean rower, Roz is a true professional who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the OAR Team. I am very much looking forward to working with her over the coming weeks as we get ready in the countdown to the OAR.

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See Bojangles refitted and ready for the OAR!

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.

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Meet the OAR Crew at REI Berkley

 

March 6th 2012: 19.00 – 20.30. 

REI Berkley: 1338 San Pablo Avenue,Berkeley, 94702; (510) 527-4140. 

Limited spaces available. Find out more and register now!

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Andrew Morris walks on fire

Rowing an Ocean is much more than a physical challenge. In the first of our series of video diaries for 2012, Andrew Morris explains how he has begun preparing in the countdown to the OAR.

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