Ocean Rower public talk

posted 3 Nov 2014, 11:36 by Epsom Rowing   [ updated 3 Nov 2014, 11:53 ]

Ocean rower Tara Remington will share pictures and videos of her record-breaking row across the Pacific Ocean in a public talk at the University of Auckland.

Tara, 44, a professional teaching fellow at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Education, rowed 4700 Km across the Pacific Ocean from Long Beach, Los Angeles to Waikiki in Hawaii with American Paralympian Angela Madsen, 54.

The pair left Los Angeles on 20 May in their 6m mono-hull rowboat the Spirit of Orlando. They finished on 19 July after 60 days and one hour at sea. They achieved a world first by becoming the first women's pair to make this journey, and Tara has become the first New Zealander to row the Pacific Ocean. Tara is also the first New Zealander to row both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

In her public talk Tara will describe how the pair coped with the vast task before them by singing to the music of the Topp Twins and trying to teach Angela the haka. Tara will also describe the perils of being at sea

Tara's lecture is on Thursday 6 November 5 – 6pm at the University of Auckland's Epsom Campus, J1 lecture theatre, Gate 3, 74 Epsom Ave, Epsom. Free parking is available via gate 2. Please bring a gold coin donation. RSVP:spiritoforlando.eventbrite.co.nz

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