Atlantic Row 2005:

  • Miles rowed: 2,935
  • Oarstrokes: about 1,000,000
  • Time alone at sea: 103 days, 5 hours, 43 minutes
  • Oars broken: 4
  • Wholebake bars consumed: 462
  • Average hours of rowing per day: 12
  • Pounds lost: 30
  • Days with no communication system: 24

 

San Francisco to Hawaii 2008:

  • Miles rowed: 2,324
  • Oarstrokes: about 1,000,000
  • Time alone at sea: 99 days, 8 hours, 55 minutes
  • Watermakers broken: 2
  • Larabars consumed: 336
  • Average hours of rowing per day: 11
  • Pounds lost: 25
  • Audiobooks “read”: 62

 

Hawaii to Kiribati 2009:

  • Miles traveled: 3,158
  • Oarstrokes: about 1,335,834
  • Time alone at sea: 104 days
  • Number of times across the Equator: 2
  • Larabars consumed: 297
  • Pounds lost: 30
  • Whale sharks: 1
  • Other sharks: dozens
  • Other whales: dozen or so, species unknown
  • Dolphins: dozens
  • Turtles: 3
  • Squid: 3, landed on deck, very messy

 

Kiribati to Papua New Guinea 2010:

  • Miles traveled: 2,248
  • Oarstrokes: about 460,000
  • Time alone at sea: 46 days
  • Average daily miles: 49 (compared with previous best ever daily mileage of 42)
  • Larabars consumed: 210
  • Pounds lost: sadly not enough to fit back into my jeans
  • Container ships sighted: too many for comfort, sometimes 4 or 5 at once