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


My Dear World blog was one of those blogs you publish, then instantly want to retract. It's a bitter pill to tell the world that something didn't work out, you felt like you failed and are struggling to continue. Even after the messages started flooding in, my finger itched to press delete. Support came at [...]

By |2020-04-10T05:55:52+00:00January 17th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|8 Comments

Dear World,

This isn’t an easy blog for me to write. I am sorry to say that the YO! Row came to an end on 31 December 2017. What hasn’t ended is my intent to row the North Pacific. I own the boat. The training will continue. When I was in the boatyard taking off the YO! [...]

By |2020-10-26T18:21:31+00:00January 11th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|4 Comments

Pilgrimage North

Wind buffets the car as the wipers pace from left to right. I had been advised against taking the coastal road. In the forecast weather there would be nothing to see and on the freeway in the rain there is surely even less. The heater is on, snacks laid out, phone plugged in. Googlemaps says 2 [...]

By |2020-04-10T05:55:32+00:00January 4th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|6 Comments

Women to Watch in Sport in 2018

In December of last year, I was contacted by sassy sports entrepreneur and lawyer, Alana Glass who is also the pro sports contributor for Forbes! Alana had come across my story and wanted to include me in her list of Women to Watch in Sport in 2018. Big cheese!!! I was delighted. Here's the full [...]

By |2020-04-10T05:55:52+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|6 Comments