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The Challenge

In April 2017 I will set off from Perth, Australia on a rowing boat. The next time I touch solid land will be 9000km later, in Tanzania, on the opposite side of the Indian Ocean. 5 months alone, unsupported, with only my body to propel myself forward.

The whole thing will be self filmed and cut down into a film for Tv and Cinema release, produced by time inc.

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–  METHOD  –

BOAT

I will be rowing in a purpose-built, fiberglass, 23ft ocean rowing boat. One small living cabin for sleeping and protection from storms. A solar powered desalinator for fresh water. 200kg of freeze-dried food and 200kg of snacks and canned food – over 6000 calories every day. 3 sets of oars (2 are spares). An endless supply of audiobooks from Audible.

OCEAN

The Indian Ocean is a tough one! It remains the last of the three Major Oceans never to have been entirely rowed crossed.

As much as I can, I will use the elements in my favour, avoiding the worst of the storms and harnessing the winds, waves and currents. The trick to ocean rowing is not to fight against nature – that’s a battle I cannot win. I will have to feel the patterns of the environment and adjust my boat and my rowing accordingly – to use nature in my favour.

For more info check the FAQ.

–  Film  –

First ever studio documentary on ocean rowing. 4 onboard fixed cameras, 2 handheld cameras, 2 drones. Showing step by step the preparation and the realisation of the row.

How to row across an ocean – The difficulties and obstacles. How to overcome the technical and human challenges.

All filmed in incredible 4k cinema quality!

Miki Mistrati

Miki Mistrati

Executive Producer

Director and producer of over 50 documentaries. Most known for internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning The Dark Side Of Chocolate 

Time Inc

Time Inc

Producers

No introduction needed!

Thomas Sabel

Thomas Sabel

Director

Award winning director and producer. Ex-creative director for MTV Europe, co-founder of Oneone interactive and design agency.

–  Motivation  –

Have you ever dreamed of biking in the Himalayas? Of swimming around a wild island? Of trekking through a rainforest for weeks with only birds and monkeys for company?

Do you love the challenge of a huge task but the knowledge that you can overcome it? Do you love nature and the feeling of being tiny next to its vastness?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you know why I am taking on this challenge!

Just because something is big and difficult, does not mean it is not worth doing. Just because it is scary, does not mean we should choose something easier.

I’ve dreamt of rowing the Indian Ocean for years, ever since I first discovered ocean rowing in my teens.

Nobody has done a mainland to mainland crossing before. There are reasons for this – it’s huge (twice the Atlantic!) and has a very difficult wave/current/wind patterns. The storms are huge. And to top it off there are pirates.

It’s wild! But, it’s possible! Limits are there to be broken.

I’ve trained for this row for the last 24 months and in February/March 2016, to prepare myself for the feat ahead, I rowed across the Atlantic.

 

–  Team  –

Patrick Favre

Patrick Favre

Router/Meteorologist

Ocean rower and sailor. Patrick was my skipper on the Atlantic and has rowed the Atlantic 5 times. He has routed several record rows on three oceans. He competed in the greatest rowing race on the Atlantic: the Route du Rhum in 2002 on a 60ft. 

Claude Thelier

Claude Thelier

Navigation Consultant

Professional sailor. He competed in the Route du Rhum 2006 on a 60ft. Holder of several records worldwide in sailing. The best sailing skipper I know.

Roz Savage

Roz Savage

Row consultant

Ocean rower. The only woman to have rowed across all three oceans. She’s spent over 500 days rowing across the world’s oceans!

Matteo Perucchini

Matteo Perucchini

Project Consultant

Ocean rower. Solo winner of the 2016 Talisker Atlantic Rowing Challenge in 52 days.

–  Media  –

–  Collaborate  –

Companies

You think you’d like to collaborate with the team? You want to get on board and put your name to this?

If your values are similar to ours and you want to put your name on this, we want to hear from you!

Everyone

Do you want to get involved? Get in touch! We are always looking for motivated people who want to be part of something unique.

 

Explorers

Are you planning an ocean row? Or another kind of expedition?

If it’s for ideas on how to raise money, Axe spells it out nicely here: https://axeoneverest.com/2013/01/26/ten-tips-to-raising-thousands-of-dollars-of-sponsorship/

If it’s something I can answer I will try. If it’s something I can’t I will try to connect you to someone who can.