This was the very first time I put an oar in the water. I have no previous rowing experience. Learning the ropes with coach, Andrew Abrahams.
An Overnight Stay
I spend as much time as possible in my boat.
Breakdowns and maintenance....
Aarrgghh. Never a good time. Bearings on the trailer seized going over the Harbor Bridge - lucky Andrew can fix anything!!!
Suns out - guns out
Just a little of the gear inside a grab bag.
My Burke Marine Sea Break. If I'm drifting the wrong way this can help slow my drift and in a storm it can provide a little more stability. You hope not to use it but better to have it and not need it - than need it and not have it.
It's a rowing race after all
Better than a pair and a spare. I have 2 pairs of spares! It's all about redundancy when you're out in the harshest of elements that mother nature can throw at you.
Water Maker Training
Mike from Southern Seas Marine provided me with a technical lesson on how to fix my water maker if she breaks down. Knowing what to listen for and recognizing a problem early is the key.
Ist Sea Trail - Gold Coast June 2017
Here goes - learning technique and seeing how my boat sits in the water. Adjustments to oars and seat height were part of this exercise.
Road Trip Ready
Off to Sydney from Brisbane...
Brisbane to Mooloolaba
3 nights on board along Cape Morton. Sea trials and drills success.
Aft cabin - aka, Sleeping Quarters
Cosy and safe from the elements.
Night rowing - Pittwater
I love rowing on a full moon and calm seas. Nothing better.
Finally we have a logo
Different Worlds represents how we can often feel when our lives go through ups and downs. I am sure that I will feel like I am in a different world at times when I am rowing in the Atlantic.