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Press Release – OAR Postponed After Warnings From Ice Experts

WORLD RECORD ATLANTIC ROW 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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Ice delays departure of the OAR

We had hoped to leave on Monday, but the ice continues to be a concern. So for now we have decided to postpone at least until Saturday May 19th, while we continue to monitor the ice situation.

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Roz reports on ‘bergy bits’ off the coast of St John’s

Here is something I’ve never had to contend with before – bergy bits. They might sound cute, but these mini-icebergs, calved from larger icebergs further north, are causing no small amount of consternation in the OAR camp.

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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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Roz reports on Sobering Statistics

Yesterday I was sitting in the boat shed with Mos (and Bojangles, of course) as we discussed our safety strategies. This is top of our minds – and for good reason. If you go to the Ocean Rowing Society website, the little box at the bottom of the page that sums up the stats on Atlantic rows from West to East reads like this:

Completed: 19       Incomplete: 33      Rowers lost at sea: 5

These are sobering statistics. A closer look at the numbers however, shows that the odds are actually pretty good.

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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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