Rowing The Atlantic

Author: Roz Savage
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416583602
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STUCK IN A corporate job rut and faced with an unraveling marriage at the age of thirty-six, Roz Savage sat down one night and wrote two versions of her own obituary -- the one that she wanted and the one she was heading for. They were very different. She realized that if she carried on as she was, she wasn't going to end up with the life she wanted. So she turned her back on an eleven-year career as a management consultant to reinvent herself as a woman of adventure. She invested her life's savings in an ocean rowboat and became the first solo woman ever to enter the Atlantic Rowing Race. Her 3,000-mile trial by sea became the challenge of a lifetime. Of the twenty-six crews that set out from La Gomera, six capsized or sank and didn't make it to the finish line in Antigua. There were times when she thought she had hit her absolute limit, but alone in the middle of the ocean, she had no choice but to find the strength to carry on. In Rowing the Atlantic we are brought on board when Savage's dreams of feasts are nourished by yet another freeze-dried meal. When her gloves wear through to her blistered hands. When her headlamp is the only light on a pitch-black night ocean that extends indefinitely in all directions. When, one by one, all four of her oars break. When her satellite communication fails. Stroke by stroke, Savage discovers there is so much more to life than a fancy sports car and a power-suit job. Flashing back to key moments from her life before rowing, she describes the bolt from the blue that first inspired her to row across oceans and how this crazy idea evolved from a dream into a tendinitis-inducing reality. And finally, Savage discovers in the rough waters of the Atlantic the kind of happiness we all hope to find.

Little Lady One Man Big Ocean

Author: Paul Gleeson
Editor: Collins Press
ISBN: 9781905172344
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The story of two non-rowers who took on the challenge of rowing a tiny boat in the tans-Atlantic race.

Just Keep Rowing

Author: Katie Spotz
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ISBN: 9780692474860
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Just Keep Rowing is a self-empowerment book written by Katie and co-author, Mark Bowles, with 70 life lessons that parallel the number of days Katie spent alone at sea rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. The book is a personal conversation between you and Katie. During her journey she learned many vital life lessons from the Atlantic. As she found out, an ocean is a great teacher of the meaning of life. Katie became its student, sometimes reluctantly but often enthusiastically, and she wants to communicate these lessons because she believes they can be valuable for everyone. From students to business executives, and to people just wanting to find new ways to live life to the fullest, these lessons from the Atlantic will help you see the world from a new perspective.

Rowing News

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Rowing News

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Britannia Rowing Alone Across The Atlantic

Author: John Fairfax
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Rowing News

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The Crossing

Author: Ben Fogle
Editor: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782392505
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When James Cracknell and Ben Fogle decided to compete in the Atlantic Rowing Race, they thought they knew what awaited them: nearly three thousand miles of empty ocean, stormy weather and colossal physical stress. But their epic journey would become a living hell that tested the strength of every fibre of their being. Forty nine days later James and Ben were the first pair to cross the finishing line.They had pushed themselves physically, psychologically and emotionally to the limit. They had survived without water rations, lost the few clothes they had in a freak wave, capsized, hallucinated, played games, wept, fought, grown beards, nursed blisters and rowed 2,930 miles. They will never be the same again.

The Atlantic Job A Dad And A Lad

Author: Norman Beech
Editor: FilamentPublishing Ltd
ISBN: 1905493754
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Inspirational, fun and true story of a dad and a lad, who become the first British father and son team to row the Atlantic ocean, with son James also becoming the youngest man to row the 3,000 miles that took them from Tenerife to Antigua.

Rowing News

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The Atlantic Monthly

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Inspire Life Lessons From The Wilderness

Author: Ben Fogle
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008374058
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The latest adventure from bestselling author Ben Fogle explores what we can learn from nature about living well and living wild.

Atlantic Monthly

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The Atlantic

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Row For Freedom

Author: Julia Immonen
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718021533
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“When you’re in the middle ofthe adventure, you just have to live it. When you’re on an expedition, you putyour head down and battle through. Storytelling happens after the finish line.. . . now that time has come [and] Julia can tell her story. The full story.” —from the foreword by Bear Grylls *** An incredible account ofone woman’s record-breaking row across the Atlantic Thirty-two-year-oldJulia Immonen and four other women take on a challenge completed by fewerpeople than have climbed Mount Everest or gone into space: row three thousandmiles, unaided, from the Canary Islands to Barbados. Row for Freedom chroniclesthat dramatic journey, detailing the grueling, peril-filled crossing,which broke two world records, as it weaves together Julia’s search for hopeand purpose against a background of relationships scarred by violence. As Julia’s physical andemotional treks unfold, you also learn about the plight of the thirty millionvictims of the modern-day slave trade that serves as the motivation for herrow. Be inspired by Julia’s self-discovery and her team’s triumph in one of themost formidable physical quests ever undertaken.

The Best In Tent Camping New Jersey

Author: Marie Javins
Editor: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897325966
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From the northern reaches of Stokes State Forest to the Atlantic coastal islands, camping in New Jersey has never been better. The Best in Tent Camping: New Jersey is a guidebook for tent campers who like quiet, scenic, and serene campsites. It's the perfect resource if you blanch at the thought of pitching a tent on a concrete slab, trying to sleep through the blare of another camper's boombox, or waking to find your tent surrounded by a convoy of RVs. The Best in Tent Camping: New Jersey guides you to the quietest, most beautiful, most secure, and best managed campgrounds in the Garden State. Whether you are a New Jersey native in search of new territory or a vacationer on the lookout for that dream campground, this book unlocks the secrets to the best tent camping that New Jersey has to offer.

How Many Oceans Are There

Author: Jonah Young
Editor: Ice Press
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There are five oceans in the world, the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans. Look into the details of each ocean.

Crossing The Swell

Author: Tori Holmes
Editor: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781897522530
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That first day is hard. The hands begin to cramp, drops of blood start oozing through your fingertips . . . In 2003, Tori Holmes, a 21-year-old from Alberta, Canada, and Paul Gleeson, a 29-year-old financial advisor from Limerick, Ireland, met in Australia when Holmes answered an ad to drive the support vehicle for Gleeson's 5,000-kilometre cycling trek across that country. During their first adventure together, Gleeson fell hard: both off his bike and for the woman driving the car. Once Australia was behind them, it became clear that crossing a continent together was simply not enough. Acting on self-assured determination and an ever-growing sense of adventure, Gleeson and Holmes embraced the dream of rowing a tiny boat across the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean in the 2005/06 Trans-Atlantic Race. Of course, neither of the young adventurers knew how to row, so they connected and trained with the only Irishmen ever to have completed the same race, Eamonn and Peter Kavanagh. In November 2005, after months of training, Paul and Tori left the Canary Islands to row 4,800 kilometres across the Atlantic. In February 2006, they completed their epic journey after 86 days of huge seas, violent storms, terrifying capsizes, unbearable thirst, bizarre hallucinations and sleep deprivation. Along the way, however, during one of the darkest moments in the race, inspiration came in the form of an unseen, yet completely perceptible, presence. Old seafaring lore has several theories as to what this might have been, but both adventurers are keeping their minds open on it. Part inspirational adventure story, part travelogue and part romance, Crossing the Swell is an honest and intimate portrayal of what it takes to truly engage in the many adventures that life has to offer.

The Challenge Of The Atlantic

Author: Dag Pike
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ISBN: 9781852600020
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Race To The Pole

Author: Ben Fogle
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230741983
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New Year's Day, 2009. Somewhere on the bottom of the world, six teams of adventurers and explorers have gathered to race one another, on foot, to the South Pole. It is the first time that anyone has undertaken such a race in almost a hundred years; the first time since the great Norwegian, Roald Amundsen, beat Captain Scott to the same goal in 1911. The stakes are high, as double-Olympic Gold-winning medallist James Cracknell and TV presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle must contend with hidden crevasses, frostbite and the favourites to win: a team of teak-hard former soldiers from Norway, trained in Arctic warfare. Temperatures as low as minus 45 degrees Celsius lie in store for the teams as they attempt to ski across 800 kilometres of unforgiving, icy wilderness, pulling behind them sledges laden with equipment, tents and food. Race to the Pole is a rip-roaring 'boy's own' adventure packed with excitement, humour and even a few tears. But with just a few months to learn to cross-country ski before the start, and with national pride at stake, can Ben and James re-write history and beat the Norwegians?