On the Atlantic, all four of my oars broke. This was not good news, and I don’t want it to happen again.
Last time I had carbon fibre oars. This time I am going for wood, and when I heard that Sawyers Oars had supplied the oars for the winning men’s four in the recent Shepherd Ocean Fours Rowing Race my mind was made up.
I’d already met Bruce Bergstrom at the Outdoor Retailer Show earlier this year, but wanted to meet him again in his workshop to talk about optimal designs.
After our discussion today, I feel much more confident that no matter what trials and tribulations I may face on the Pacific, broken oars will not be one of them.