Indian Ocean 2014

For the crew and supporters alike, this certainly was an expedition full of challenges both physically and mentally! Avalon slipped her moorings at Batavia Marina, Geraldton on 11th June and made landfall at Victoria Port, Mahe, Seychelles on August 7, 2014 at 14:58 GMT achieving ocean rowing records for the fastest row across the Indian Ocean (average speed 2.65 knots) and the longest distance rowed by a team in the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean threw her worst weather and currents to test the boat and crew to their extremes on this expedition.

Avalon was built by ROSSITER'S ROWING BOATS in Christchurch, Dorset, in the  UK. This monohull carbon kevlar ocean rowing boat has many new design features which aide self righting and reduce drag significantly. These features are unique to our boat and we are quietly confident that she is indeed a very special craft. Her maiden voyage and sea-trial was the expedition across the Atlantic Ocean last year.

The skipper, Leven Brown rowed solo and unsupported out of the unconquered Bay of Cadiz and he was the first man to row from mainland Spain to the West Indies. He is the only skipper to date to hold both North Atlantic and South Atlantic rowing boat speed records simultaneously. Leven is also a qualified RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean.

The crew set off from Geraldton, Australia and made landfall at Victoria Port, Mahe, Seychelles.  This route saw them rowing nearly 5000 miles of open ocean on the voyage. This team also achieved the overall speed record for this ocean.

Ocean Row Events are no strangers to ocean rowing firsts and this was no exception

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