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First Presentation of The Year

THIS WEEK Thursday 7PM  I'll be giving a talk at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon, CA. This is going to be a talk like no other. One I've never given before... and may never give again. The subject is WHY? The big Why. Why do I want to row across the Pacific Ocean? Free [...]

By |2019-01-21T18:53:50+00:00January 21st, 2019|Blog|2 Comments

Film Release

PERSEVERANCE Here it is! The full 8-min film of my California Coast Row June 2018. This film was funded by my family of Believers. Consider supporting today ?

By |2019-01-04T00:12:14+00:00January 4th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

2018 – Beyond The Gate

The first part of the year was hard, but each Believer who signed up on Patreon helped me get back on the oars. Rowing to the Farallons in April was a proper 3-day adventure. Little did I know that ‘short’ training row would become one of last year’s greatest challenges. I departed for what became [...]

By |2019-01-03T23:29:47+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Blog|1 Comment

Slice Slice Baby!*

When I was coming up with the name of the exhibition 'Slice of History', I remembered there was another work of art with the name 'Slice of... In fact, I'd met the artist! In May 2006,I reenacted my first solo transatlantic race (the OSTAR 2005, Plymouth UK > Newport RI) as art installation called 'Absolute [...]

By |2018-12-10T19:28:54+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

I got a Casting Call

After appearing on the Theo Von show ‘This Past Weekend’ in August (link here), I got a call from a Hollywood casting director. Yeah, right - that's what I thought too. This person hit me up on every platform (blog contact, insta, twit, effbook) and so I decided to give her a call as requested. [...]

By |2018-11-05T20:09:14+00:00November 5th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Home James And Don’t Spare the Horses!

Click for Part 1. The situation was worse than I thought. The retrieval line for the sea anchor must have got trapped under the parachute of the sea anchor. Hand over hand, I began to haul in the deployment line. The line must have dragged along the sea bed as long centipede creatures (sea lice?) fell [...]

By |2018-10-23T01:50:12+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Blog|2 Comments

Around the Unknown

Click for Part 1. Full of hope, I hauled in the sea anchor on Tuesday 16th October and set off for the Farallons at 6AM. It was still dark, but the black was starting to mute into lighter shades of grey. Mount Tamalpais and the Marin Peninsula were etched onto the horizon as San Francisco [...]

By |2018-10-23T00:09:45+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The F-Record: Sharks Patrol These Waters!

Conversation with Rick Leach, shore crew.                       I called my parents. “We had better get off the phone,” my father said. “You must have a lot to do.” My boat prepped, my food packed, on my way to the dock I stopped by the convenience [...]

By |2018-10-23T06:03:55+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments