Indian Ocean 2014

For the crew and supporters alike, this will be an exciting expedition and the hard work has begun.  Avalon slipped her moorings at Batavia Marina, Geraldton on 11th June and is now her way. The team of six men and one girl are endeavouring to row across the Indian Ocean non-stop and unsupported from Australia to South Africa.

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 have now set off from Geraldton, Australia and hope to arrive in Durban, South Africa.  This route will see them rowing nearly 5000 miles of open ocean on our voyage. This team also have the overall speed record in mind for this ocean.

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

There are great PR and media opportunities for this voyage and the expedition is a extraordinary medium with which to raise funds for good causes, pertinent issues and brands and all can go hand in hand.

Successful crew and sponsors will get great value for money and a very unique experience. We can work with companies and individuals in many ways and are eager to delivery the very best value to all concerned.

If you are interested in more information crewing or sponsoring there is always opportunities to get involved for good people. Please call us or email us.