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12th January 2016
kitty-rouge

Rowing the Atlantic in a Pedalo!

Happy New Year everyone, I cant believe that in less than two weeks I will be flying out to the Canary Islands to cross the Atlantic, which will be my 3rd crossing of the ocean. The boat has been designed and constructed by Rannoch Adventure, and is a one off experimental boat that incorporates a pedalo and rowing position, as well as a kite system that we are testing. On water trials have been extremely positive and thanks to the support and knowledge from the team at Rannoch we have what I think is going to be an outstanding boat and I’m sure Kitty Rouge will look after us both. In terms of equipment on board we have all the technology that you would expect to find on a conventional ocean rowing boat. Water-maker, AIS radar to warn us of large commercial vessels and all other mod cons. Our power will […]
7th October 2015
james

Taking Opportunities

Hi everybody, It’s been a busy few weeks, mostly with training and preparation for the Atlantic Pedalo crossing this January, which I am eagerly looking forward to. A few weeks ago an opportunity came my way, and it didn’t take me long to decide whether I was going to take it. How many opportunities come your way, and do you always take them? I guess opportunities come to all of us in some way, shape of form. Sometimes the crucial ability is being able to recognise an opportunity, or turn something into an opportunity. I have thought a lot about opportunities and realised I simply wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for an opportunity that came my way. So with that in mind I am heading out to the Amazon jungle in November. It’s a short trip with the objective being to film a series of short […]
18th September 2015
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It’s going to be a busy year

Hi everyone, a few weeks ago I uploaded a short video on twitter giving you a clue to a pretty awesome project that I am now involved with this coming January. Recently I was put in contact with a rather cool guy who has decided to fulfill a dream expedition. To cross the Atlantic Ocean in a pedalo! Yes you did read this correctly, a pedalo… He then went on to ask me if I would assist him to make the crossing across the Atlantic Ocean. I obviously jumped at the chance and the prospect of trying something new is very exciting. Both Anthony and myself will be pedaling, (literally) across 3,000 miles of Ocean It’s going to be what I would call a hybrid crossing as the boat has been built with a main pedal position but also retains a rowing position. Hopefully the boat will have a cool […]
24th August 2015
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What’s next?

Hey guys, Since my last blog I have been mostly training and working on next year’s summer project. I did say I would reveal what I am planning to do in my last blog – ‘So what are you doing?’ – I hear you cry. I have been fortunate enough to have undertaken many projects around the world over the last five years; some based on land and others at sea. They have all been fantastic, but I’ve decided that it’s time to do something in my own back yard, as it were. Obviously the recent Indian Ocean rescue I was involved in may make you think that I’d be put off water-based expeditions, however I still love being on the water and it has far from put me off. In May 2016 (exact date to be confirmed) I will set out from under the iconic London Tower Bridge, to […]