Ocean Rowing Contributors
Olly Hicks – The first person to row solo from America to England
Roz Savage – The only woman to have rowed all three major oceans
Jason Lewis – Who completed a thirteen year circumnavigation of the globe using a pedal-powered boat
Sarah Outen – Sarah Outen was the first woman and youngest person to row solo across the Indian Ocean
Rachel Smith – Guinness World Record holder for her 2007 Atlantic crossing
Chris Martin – Chris is a world record setting ocean rower who has crossed the Pacific
Stevie Smith – Author of Pedalling to Hawaii
At the age of 25, Skip Novak navigated the British cutter Kings Legend to a second place in the Whitbread Round the World Race. Since then he has taken part in the competition three more times as skipper and also co-skippered the maxi catamaran Innovation Explorer to a second place in ‘The Race’ – a non-stop circumnavigation at the turn of the millennium. Skip has two high latitude expedition sailing vessels, Pelagic and Pelagic Australis and since 1987 he has spent every season in the Antarctic where he combines sailing with his love of mountaineering.
Skip wrote the ‘Day in the Life of a Sailor’ piece for the book.
The Sailing Community
Rather than contact famous sailors for advice as I did in most other chapters, for the sailing chapter I decided to canvas the popular sailing forums. As such, the top tips come from the users and cruisers of the following websites:
Photo courtesy of Andreas Julseth
How to Get to the North Pole:
and Other Iconic Adventures
Newly published for April 2012