2011 in Pictures

I’m continuing in the tradition of the last couple of years, and posting a slideshow featuring the highlights of the last 12 months. And what a year it has been…. – Antarctica: spectacular, amazing, jaw-dropping, and must-do-again – Australia: wonderful people, bizarre animals, and apparently difficult to leave (!) – Indian Ocean: tough one – long, rough, and (thank heavens) over! – Hectic autumn: California, … Continued

Goodbye Mauritius, Hello LA

Barely a week after I arrived in Mauritius, it was time to hit the road again. Places to go, people to see, but it was with a heavy heart that I bade farewell to this beautiful island. I have met many wonderful people here – with special thanks to Michel and Anne Bourgeois at 20 Degrees South, Pipo at the Grand Baie Yacht Club, Jean-Edgar … Continued

New Records for Roz

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. Roz is delighted to announce that the Ocean Rowing Society has verified new records held by her: Finished in Mauritius on October 4th 2011 at 6:27GMT Congratulations to Roz on becoming The First Woman and The First British person to Row Three Oceans; the longest row completed by a woman. … Continued

I’ve Done It!

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. I’ve done it! After 5 months and 0 days at sea, I am absolutely over the moon to be back on dry land, surrounded by friends and wellwishers – and, of course, my dear mother. I have just become the first woman to row across the “Big Three” oceans of … Continued

Press Release: Roz Savage Claims World Record: First Woman to Row Three Oceans

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After rowing over 4,000 miles of pirate-infested ocean Roz Savage crossed the official line of longitude at 0627 UTC on 4th of October, 2011 becoming the First Woman to Row Across the “Big Three” Oceans of the World: the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans The Ocean Rowing … Continued

As It Happens . . .

Facebook shows me that many people are wishing that they were here to watch Roz arrive. Without her permission, I am giving you a brief update. No pictures yet, apart from those of the team that have been uploaded to the the most recent blog. The team assembled here at the Yacht Club, Grand Bay, at 6am, and have gone off in a boat to … Continued

Day 153: So Near And Yet So Far – Monday

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. 6.9 nautical miles to go to rendezvous with Team boat. Due to arrive Tuesday morning at Grand Bay Yacht Club I thought that last night would be my last night on the ocean. I rowed on and off throughout the hours of darkness, taking catnaps as necessary to keep my … Continued

Day 152: Rita Savage, Mother Extraordinaire

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. Likely to arrive 3rd October, latest position 43.6 miles to go. Today is the day that my mother arrives on the island of Mauritius to meet me, so it seemed a good time to tell you a bit more about this remarkable woman who, believe me, has done many more … Continued

Day 151: Hanging Up My Oars

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. Likely to arrive 3rd October. I owe you an explanation. I’m not very good at making Announcements (with a capital A). Maybe it’s in the interests of Ultimate Flexibility (UF), but my plans tend to kind of dribble out into the public arena, and occasionally dribble back in again. So … Continued

Day 154: Press Release: Roz Savage Claims World Record: First Woman to Row Three Oceans

You can see ROZ’S ROUTE here. Each dot links to the blog from that day. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After rowing over 4,000 miles of pirate-infested ocean Roz Savage crossed the official line of longitude at 0627 UTC on 4th of October, 2011 becoming the First Woman to Row Across the “Big Three” Oceans of the World: the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans The Ocean Rowing … Continued