'Indian Ocean' Crew
The Indian Ocean Expedition. Photos and short ‘bios’ for some of our crew members.
Leven Brown, Skipper
Avalon’s skipper leads this ocean rowing team from Carnarvon, Australia to Durban, South Africa. Some of ‘Trade Winds’ expedition crew members will join Leven again for this next extreme sport ocean challenge. Read more about Leven ›
Also on the Trade Winds Expedition 2013, Tim was 2nd Stroke and had already had lots of rowing experience. The ocean conditions were very different from rivers and in spite of carrying an injury, Tim doggedly carried on regardless showing great strength of character, an attribute to be admired.
This Icelandic rower already hold two ocean rowing records, he rowed the ‘Trade Winds’ route as a team member of the successful Sara G expedition skippered by Matt Craughwell in 2011. Not only is Fiann an adventurer and sportsman, he is also an extremely talented photographer.
Jamie is a keen rower and ultra-endurance athlete having run many marathons. He won the Scottish Islands Peaks race and he has also undertaken extensive coastal rowing training on skiffs this year. Jamie is excited to fulfil his childhood dream of being part of a world first expedition like his grandfather who was the first man to fly over Mount Everest in 1933.