To The Farallons And Back

Tomorrow I will depart from the SFYC in Tiburon and row towards the SE Farallon Island... and back. This is not the world record attempt (Golden Gate Bridge > round the Farallons > back to the Golden Gate Bridge), which is pending approval from the Guinness World Record Association. But a warm-up. A 24-30 hour [...]

By |2020-04-10T05:56:09+00:00March 28th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|3 Comments

The Farallon Plan

December 31st I received a message via my RowLiaRow FB page. Would you be interested in joining me as I transport scientists to/from the Farallons as part of the Farallon Patrol on 1/20? It’s the only way ‘civilians’ ever get to go ashore on the Farallons. I slept on it and replied yes. My hesitation? [...]

By |2020-04-10T05:55:31+00:00March 25th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|4 Comments

NEW BOAT: Designer Announced

I am delighted to announce I will be working with Antrim Designs on the new boat for my World Record Attempt to be the first woman to row solo across the North Pacific Ocean. After my first solo sailing race across the Atlantic in a 35ft trimaran, I delivered an Antrim 40 trimaran 1,000 miles [...]

By |2020-04-10T05:56:09+00:00March 18th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|4 Comments

Big Waves: Bigger Boat

Click here to read Part 1. “I’m in” Captain Rod texted at 08:33AM that morning. After our aborted mission, we were on again for tomorrow! Captain Rod and I had worked together before, in the 2014 and 2016 edition of the Great Pacific Race (a rowboat race from Monterey to Hawaii). I was the Safety [...]

By |2020-04-10T05:55:32+00:00March 7th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Chasing The Storm

If everybody had an ocean Across the U. S. A. Then everybody'd be surfin' Like Californi-a You'd seem 'em wearing their baggies Huarachi sandals too A bushy bushy blonde hairdo Surfin' U. S. A.  - The Beach Boys   The first storm of the winter was coming. The wind was picking up. Late afternoon, Captain [...]

By |2020-04-10T05:55:52+00:00March 7th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|5 Comments

New Chapter

"The dream," wrote Carl Jung in The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man (1934) "is a small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul..." I relaunched my boat on February 7th! Look at my face above - I was jubilant that afternoon, to escape the shipyard and slide my boat back into the water. She had been [...]

By |2020-04-10T05:55:52+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|6 Comments