Between 2005 and 2011, Roz Savage became the first (and so far only) woman to row solo across the "Big Three" oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian. She covered around 15,000 miles, taking around 5 million oarstrokes, and spent over 500 days alone at sea in a 23-foot rowboat. 

She holds four Guinness World Records for ocean rowing: first woman to row solo across the Pacific; first woman to row solo across three oceans; longest time spent at sea for a female ocean rower (individual voyage - 154 days); longest time spent at sea for a female ocean rower (cumulative - 520 days).

See below for more details on each of the ocean crossings.






Why would someone who seemed to have a life of ease and comfort leave it all behind to brave some of the most inaccessible, unpredictable, and dangerous parts of the planet?


The no-frills, bare-bones, facts and figures version


Still not sure what happened when? Click here for the timeline of Roz's voyages and other achievements.


Lots more detail about Roz's expeditions across the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.


Roz has spoken to tens of thousands of people across six continents, to corporate, governmental, nonprofit, environmental, and educational audiences.


Concern for the environment was the driving force behind Roz's voyages. She continues to advocate for a sustainable future, alongside a variety of partner organisations.


Details about "Rowing the Atlantic" and "Stop Drifting Start Rowing"


Get a digital download of "Rowing the Atlantic", Journeyfilm's award-winning documentary.


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