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.
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.
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.