Rowing the Pacific

On 8 May 2009 Mick Dawson and Chris Martin set off from Choshi in Japan to row 7,000 miles across the North Pacific to San Francisco . . . this is their story.

Author: Mick Dawson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472140397

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 673

Storms, fatigue, equipment failure, intense hunger, and lack of water are just a few of the challenges that ocean rower Mick Dawson endured whilst attempting to complete one of the World's 'Last Great Firsts'. In this nail-biting true story of man versus nature, former Royal Marine commando Dawson, a Guinness World Record-holder for ocean-rowing and high-seas adventurer takes on the Atlantic and ultimately the North Pacific. It took Dawson three attempts and a back-breaking voyage of over six months to finally cross the mighty North Pacific for the first time. Dawson and his rowing partner Chris Martin spent 189 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes rowing around the clock, facing the destruction of their small boat and near-certain death every mile of the way, before finally reaching the iconic span of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Dawson's thrilling account of his epic adventure details how he and Chris propelled their fragile craft, stroke by stroke for thousands of miles across some of the most dangerous expanses of ocean, overcoming failure, personal tragedy and everything that nature could throw at him along the way.

Stop Drifting Start Rowing

In 2007, Roz Savage set out to row 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean - alone.

Author: Roz Savage

Publisher: Hay House Incorporated

ISBN: 1401942628

Category: Self-Help

Page: 201

View: 562

In 2007, Roz Savage set out to row 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean - alone. Despite having successfully rowed across the Atlantic the previous year, the Pacific presented the former office worker with unprecedented challenges and overpowering currents - both in the ocean water and within herself. Crossing Earth's largest ocean alone might seem a long way removed from everyday life, yet the lessons Roz learned about the inner journey, the ocean, and the world are relevant to all of us. She shares tales of the ups and downs of her voyage across the waves, while offering insights on how to find happiness through a meaningful and rewarding life. 'Heroic, epic, inspiring, historic.' Sir Richard Branson

Challenging the Pacific

Just two years after rowing solo across the North Atlantic at the age of twenty-five, Maud Fontenoy was ready for a new challenge—crossing the Pacific Ocean.

Author: Maud Fontenoy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628722282

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 267

Just two years after rowing solo across the North Atlantic at the age of twenty-five, Maud Fontenoy was ready for a new challenge—crossing the Pacific Ocean. Leaving from Lima, Peru, and traveling 4,400 miles in seventy-three days, Fontenoy landed in Hiva Oa in French Polynesia, becoming the first woman to complete what is known as the “Kon-Tiki” route. Alone at sea for days and nights on end, Fontenoy’s story relates the ups and downs of her time at sea, from circling sharks to the celebrity welcome upon her journey’s end. Named one of Time Magazine International’s thirty most important people of 2005, Fontenoy presents the reader with a terrific, entertaining adventure story on the high seas as she faces the Pacific Ocean. Fontenoy overcame the odds as well as her personal doubts and fears, demonstrating not only her indomitable courage and strength, but proving once again that women can conquer the most difficult and treacherous obstacles.

Alone Across the Pacific Ocean Three Hundred Days of Rowing Solo Across the Pacific

Author: Alex Bellini

Publisher: ebookpartnership.com

ISBN: 9780957645714

Category: Pacific Ocean

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Never Leave a Man Behind

These are very moving stories, well told, of remarkable men, helping each other to achieve seemingly impossible goals.

Author: Mick Dawson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472144015

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 753

'Mick Dawson's gripping Never Leave A Man Behind, effectively two adventure stories for the price of one, can be justifiably described as "unputdownable". Dawson is a man you would want on your side, whether in battle or tackling waves as high as houses should you ever consider rowing the Pacific.' Sports Book of the Month 'An excellent read, it puts you in the boat, understanding what it's like to be in an extremely challenging environment while maintaining composure, cheerfulness and respect for your fellow men. I cannot recommend it highly enough' Keith M. Breslauer, Trustee of The Royal Marines Charity 'Breathtaking - builds tension from the very start with life-and-death challenges throughout. Courage and comradeship at their very best, showing how mental and physical disabilities cannot and are not allowed to define or undermine the human self. Leaves you in awe and respect for one man determined to help his muckers win their battles whatever it takes - at great personal cost' Jonathan Ball, Director, The Royal Marines Charity The stories of two veterans - one traumatised, one blind - who rediscover themselves with the help of a friend in the course of two epic ocean adventures, kayaking around the Falklands and rowing across the Pacific. Mick Dawson tells the story of kayaking around the Falkland Islands with friend and fellow Royal Marines veteran Steve Grenham, who was struggling to cope with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and the extraordinary tale of his 2,500-mile voyage in a rowing boat with his friend and former Royal Marine Commando Steve 'Sparky' Sparkes, who was not only a rowing novice, but also blind. Sparky and Mick succeeded in rowing across the finish line after a truly epic voyage of over 2,500 miles from Monterey Bay in California to Waikiki, Hawaii. They'd hoped to break the record for a two-man rowboat and finish in less than fifty-five days, but a hurricane interfered with their plans. It took them eighty-two days, sixteen hours and fifty-four minutes to complete the race, but it was an even greater achievement for that, and Sparky became the first visually impaired person to row across the Pacific. The race with Sparky was the second expedition of an organisation Mick had set up a few years earlier, The Cockleshell Endeavour, designed to help another former Royal Marine and friend, Steve Grenham, by kayaking with him around the Falklands, where both former commandos served during the 1982 conflict with Argentina.

Rowing for My Life

Just out of college, newly wed, and set up with her husband Curt in a small town in New York, Kathleen Saville quickly realized that an ordinary life working for a better used car and a home with a mortgage would never satisfy her thirst ...

Author: Kathleen Saville

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 162872689X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 786

In the tradition of Cheryl Strayed's Wild, one's woman's transformational journey rowing across the savage sea—twice. Just out of college, newly wed, and set up with her husband Curt in a small town in New York, Kathleen Saville quickly realized that an ordinary life working for a better used car and a home with a mortgage would never satisfy her thirst for freedom and adventure. The year before, she and Curt had retraced Henry David Thoreau's canoe journey through the Maine Woods, and both were veteran rowers. Inspired, she suggested that they row across the Atlantic Ocean. Returning to her hometown, living on a shoestring, they built their own twenty-five-foot ocean rowboat. They set out from Morocco and, tested by adverse currents, gales, and their own inexperience, accomplished the near impossible. Three years later, while they attempted to row across the Pacific, Curt was washed overboard and lost their sextant—their only means of navigation. Now, besides confronting fatigue, storms, sharks, and deadly reefs, they had to find a way to avoid becoming lost at sea and succumbing to starvation. Their ordeal in completing their crossing exposed the fissures in their marriage, and in this and subsequent adventures, Kathleen was forced to confront the difference between courage and foolhardiness. Cinematic, suspenseful, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant, her story of an unraveling marriage is also the account of finding her true self amid the life-and-death challenges at sea. “It is easier to sail many thousand miles through cold and storm and cannibals, in a government ship, with five hundred men and boys to assist one, than it is to explore the private sea, the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean of one's being alone.”—Henry David Thoreau

Dare to Do

She kayaked the treacherous Aleutian chain and cycled North America, before setting out on the Atlantic, despite the risk of another row-ending storm... Dare to Do is more than an adventure story.

Author: Sarah Outen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889193

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 990

SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR On 1 April 2011, rower and adventurer Sarah Outen set off in her kayak from Tower Bridge for France. Her aim was simple: to circle the globe entirely under her own steam - cycling, kayaking and rowing across Europe, Asia, the Pacific, North America, the Atlantic and eventually home. A year later, Sarah was plucked from the Pacific ocean amid tropical storm Mawar, her boat broken, her spirit even more so. But that wasn't the end. Despite ill health and depression, giving up was not an option. So Sarah set off once more to finish what she had started, becoming the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, as well as the first woman to row the mid-Pacific from West to East. She kayaked the treacherous Aleutian chain and cycled North America, before setting out on the Atlantic, despite the risk of another row-ending storm... Dare to Do is more than an adventure story. It is a story of the kindness of strangers and the spirit of travel; a story of the raw power of nature, of finding love in unexpected places, and of discovering your inner strength. It is about trying and failing, and trying again, and about how, even when all seems lost, you can find yourself.

Pacific Islands Monthly

Qantas, for one, transacts about 30 per cent of its business on the Pacific route,
while United would draw less than one per cent of its business from ... So how
United markets the Pacific, ... Hu's visit sparks Solomons row The visit to the
South.

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Category: Islands of the Pacific

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Oars Across the Pacific 8 000 Miles by Rowing Boat

Author: John Fairfax

Publisher:

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Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 255

View: 694


Oars Across the Pacific 8000 Miles by Rowing Boat by John Fairfax and Sylvia Cook

Author: John Fairfax

Publisher:

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Category: Seafaring life

Page: 255

View: 863


Growing Vegetables in the Pacific Northwest

1 row CORN . Plant in early June . 2 . 1 row DWARF PEAS . Plant in March . 3 . 1
row CORN . Plant in early June . 7 . 5 . I row DWARF PEAS . Plant in March . 6 . 1
row CORN . Plant in early May . 8 . 1 row DWARF PEAS . Plant in February . 9 .

Author: Cecil Solly

Publisher:

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Category: Vegetable gardening

Page: 144

View: 832


Paradise of the Pacific

Event Site of Games Track and Field National Stadium Rowing OPENING
CEREMONY Toda Rowing Course PLA D Basketball Yoyogi National
Gymnasium Annex Boxing Korakuen Ice Palace Canoeing Toda Rowing Course
Hachioji Cycling ...

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Category: Hawaii

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San Diego s First Annual Fiestabahia Mission Bay Sept 3 4 5 1949

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Rowing Regatta Pacific Coast Championship Outboard
Races Pacific Coast Championship Outboard Marathon Mission Bay Yacht Club
Invitational Regatta Navy Whaleboat Crew Races Southwest Pacific Inboard ...

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Category: Festivals

Page: 36

View: 124


Crop Protection in the Pacific

Each row contained 9 to 12 plants approximtely 0.5 m apart . At the onset of
flowering a nylon net with 2.5 - cm diameter mesh was draped around and over
the plants in one row , secured to wooden stakes at the four corners of the row .

Author: Ilse Harriot Schreiner

Publisher:

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Category: Crop improvement

Page: 127

View: 163


Oars Across the Pacific

This book is their own joint record, based on the separate log they each kept, of their preparations for the voyage, and what then happened when they left San Francisco on April 26 1971, in Britannia II, designed by Uffa Fox.

Author: John Fairfax

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN:

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 255

View: 178

When John Fairfax and Silvia Cook were swept over the Great Barrier Reef and rowed into the shelter of Hayman Island off the Queensland coast, they had achieved what to most people seemed an impossibility - crossing the world's largest ocean by the strength of their own arms. It had taken them a year minus two days, with brief halts at Ensenada in Mexico, Washington Island, and the tiny island of Onotoa. Since Cyclone Emily some weeks before their arrival they had been given up for lost, and their triumphant landing brought acclaim from the whole world. This book is their own joint record, based on the separate log they each kept, of their preparations for the voyage, and what then happened when they left San Francisco on April 26 1971, in Britannia II, designed by Uffa Fox. It tells of the dangers they faced, of storms, shipwreck, and, most terrifying of all, the shark bite which brought John Fairfax bear death. In their own words they describe how they coped with the ordinary incidents of everyday living in such a confined space and in such extraordinary. Their close partnership triumphed over all the passing strains and perils of their experiences and has resulted in a remarkable book about their unique achievement. - http://ocean-rowers-essentials.myshopify.com/products/oars-across-the-pacific

Myra Waldo s Travel Guide to the Orient and the Pacific

If you bought tickets to a New York legitimate show and the tickets were marked
Row B , you'd automatically assume that you were in the second row . But if you
did so , you'd probably be mistaken , because most theater - owners usually mark
 ...

Author: Myra Waldo

Publisher:

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Category: East Asia

Page: 690

View: 843


Proceedings of the Pacific Southwest Regional Conference on Court Processing of Alcoholic Offenders

Before I start out I would like to give you a reference which you may want to look
up at your convenience . As judges with the problems of skid row , the revolving
door , the chronic drunkenness offender confronting you so often , you might be ...

Author: California. Division of Alcoholism

Publisher:

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Category: Alcoholics

Page: 95

View: 531


The Pacific Monthly

VERNAL FALLS . The Three Principal Falls of the Yosemite ; the Top Row Shows
Their Appearance in April ; the Lower Row , the Same Falls in Winter . The Falls
Are Lower Still During August and September , greatest rivers . Within the space
 ...

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Category: West (U.S.)

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Nature Conservation in the Pacific

At the bottom of vector 1 , the patterns for semi - arid birds are somewhat variable
, e . g . niche type 9 ( large diurnal and nocturnal predators ) does not occur in
Row V ( floristics ) , but the proportion of these bird species is similar for all other
 ...

Author: A. B. Costin

Publisher: Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 337

View: 488


Pacific Sea Shells

Second Row THE BUSHY MORULA Morula species The surface of this shell is
longitudinally ridged and grooved . ... This species is distributed from the
Hawaiian Islands Southward and westward through the warm waters of the
Pacific Ocean ...

Author: Spencer Wilkie Tinker

Publisher:

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Category: Mollusks

Page: 230

View: 833

"The shells selected for inclusion are primarily those found in Hawaiian waters and in the areas to the south and west, including Polynesia, Micronesia, the East Indies and the Philippines. Many of them, however, are found throughout various parts of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, an area extending from California to South Africa, and this handbook will prove of value tp shell collectors throughout the world."--Book jacket.