Friday, 7 September 2007

Rowing around the World

Screenshot_2 My friend Ollie Hicks is certainly mad. Ordinarily when my friends speak of impending expeditions I feel instantly jealous and want to join in immediately. But to row, alone, around the world...?! No thanks! Impressive stuff though. Great news also is that he is hoping to raise £500,000 for Hope and Homes for Children through his expedition. Here's what it says on his website:

Oliver Hicks will attempt to become the first person to row solo around the world.
He aims to travel east along the 50’ South line of latitude which will take him from New Zealand heading east passing to the south of Cape Horn and then far below the Cape of Good Hope and finally returning to New Zealand about two years later.
This Expedition will be a world first; it has yet to be successfully completed. The row will be the first to take in the world’s three major oceans in one voyage – the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. It will be the longest voyage undertaken in a rowing boat.
Oliver will be travelling through some of the most dangerous seas on the planet in a bid to complete this unique and ground breaking voyage.
As well as the achievement itself the aim of the voyage is to raise £500,000 for charity as well as collecting scientific and medical data and highlighting the effects of global warming on our planet as well as demonstrating what can be achieved using renewable energy sources.


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