World record rower to talk at Maritime Museum
4:00pm Sunday 27th January 2013 in News
WORLD record holder Roz Savage, pictured, who was the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, will be giving a talk at the Maritime Museum in Falmouth next Wednesday, January 30.
Roz has rowed over 15,000 miles, taken around five million oar strokes and spent more than 500 days of her life at sea in a 23 foot rowboat.
During her time at sea, she has faced death by dehydration when both her water-makers broke, and encountered whales, dolphins, sharks and turtles.
Roz said: “Rowing the Atlantic was, without doubt, the hardest thing I had ever done.
I’d wanted to get out of my comfort zone and that by definition is an uncomfortable place to be. Physically, it was tough, but psychologically it was even tougher.
“The ocean is scary and it’s daunting and most of the time I wanted to give up, but no matter how hard it got I always believe that the only thing worse than carrying on would be to quit.”
Her talk at the museum will be accompanied by video clips and photographs.
Tickets are available from the museum by calling 01326 214546.