Rowing Around the World

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Ocean Rowing | 0 comments

Many people have been inspired by Jules Verne’s ‘Around The World In 80 Days’, and since then have traveled around the world in many different ways. Erden Eruç traveled the world by boat and by foot and made one of the most incredible adventure stories of our time. He rowed through oceans, walked through deserts, and biked across cities, all while growing a pretty awesome beard. 🙂 On July 10, 2007 Erden left Bodega Bay,...

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OAR NorthWest Update

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Ocean Rowing |

Our friends at OAR NW have a fleet of two custom Jersey Skiffs that carried them on their fantastic journey across the Mississippi River this past summer and fall. We followed them on their journey and there wasn’t one bit that was not amazing to learn about. To be honest, we were a little obsessed with their stories and their wonderful photos, like the ones you see here that Jordan just emailed us the week before...

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Oar Northwest’s Mississippi adventure

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Mailbag, Ocean Rowing |

Our friends at Oar Northwest are at it again in their Gig Harbor Jersey Skiff rowboats, making their second annual trip down the entire length of the Mississippi River. The purpose of the trip is for scientific water study and to bring adventure to the classroom. OAR Northwest was founded by Jordan Hanssen and Greg Spooner, with the goal of boosting adventure education in K-12 classrooms. This year they are traveling 2,320 miles from Minnesota...

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Around-n-Over: Catching up with Erdun Eruc

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Ocean Rowing |

Just a brief update… For those of you who’ve been following our website since the “Newsletter” days, you may remember Erdun Eruc, who undertook a human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.  His journey began in July of 2007, and we first wrote about him in our August 2007 Newsletter.  He was equipped with one of our ocean rowing seats, and of course we enjoyed following his adventures. Erdun completed his journey in...

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OAR Northwest team capsized, but safe

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Ocean Rowing | 2 comments

Yesterday we got the news that Oar Northwest’s journey from Senegal to Miami, FL came to a sudden and premature end.  When they were about 400 miles from Puerto Rico, a rogue wave capsized the boat, and it was unable to right itself.  The crew was able to activate their distress signal and get into a life raft.  The US Coast Guard located them and a civilian vessel pulled them from the water.  By now they should have their feet on dry...

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Oar Northwest educates and inspires

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Ocean Rowing | 3 comments

We had a pleasant surprise in our e-mail inbox the other day – a personal thank you note from the crew of Oar Northwest: Just wanted to send you guys a personalized ‘thank you’ from all of us. There’s much more work left to do for us out there, but your guys’ tireless help in getting the tracks and steering system in order was just as critical as any other job on that boat. Again, many thanks! Greg & the OAR...

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