Rowing the Atlantic Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean Rowing the Atlantic Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean

  • Title: Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean
  • Author: Roz Savage
  • ISBN: 9781416583288
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rowing the Atlantic Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean

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    1. Roz Savage says:

      Roz Savage is an ocean rower, environmental campaigner, author and speaker In case this makes her sound intrepid, you should know that as a child she was small, unathletic, and bookish and is not so different now Her parents were both Methodist preachers and moved house frequently, so the young Rosalind took refuge in books She yearned to be a writer herself, but as she went through that painful process called growing up , she lost sight of her dream She went to London and worked as a management consultant for 11 years, until an early mid life crisis combined with an environmental epiphany made her decide to transform her life She turned her back on a materialistic lifestyle and set out to row across oceans, using her adventures to raise awareness of top environmental issues Now she had something to write about Since embarking on her first ocean in 2005, she has braved 20 foot waves, been capsized 3 times in 24 hours, and faced death by dehydration when both her watermakers broke She has encountered whales, dolphins, sharks, and turtles, and admired the timeless beauty of sunrises, sunsets, and star filled night skies She has been pushed beyond her limits many times, and forced to find inner resources she never knew existed courage, mental strength, patience, and tenacity.She now holds four world records for ocean rowing, including first woman to row solo across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans She has rowed over 15,000 miles, taken around 5 million oarstrokes, and spent cumulatively over 500 days of her life at sea in a 23 foot rowboat Her first book, Rowing The Atlantic Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean, was published in 2009 Her second book, based on her Pacific crossing, is called Stop Drifting Start Rowing, and is published in October 2013 Her goal in writing is to share the lessons she has learned the hard way, both on and off the ocean, in the hope that they might inspire and motivate others to dream big, get out of their comfort zones, and tackle their own personal challenges the only way there is one oarstroke at a time In 2010 she was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic In 2013 she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen s Birthday Honours She lives in London with her partner, Howard.



    2 thoughts on “Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean

    1. I am happy to be an armchair adventurer.At the age of 30 something, Roz Savage decides to pull the plug on her ordinary, ho-hum, comfortable and secure life. She's got a great job - sure, she hates the job, but it pays well. She's got a great husband, great in that he takes good care of her, and after he hears of her infidelity, he handles it with grace and asks her not to leave. (so, maybe he's great AND stupid.) The fact is, the nice husband bores her. Her lover bores her. Her job, ditto. What [...]

    2. So here's the thing: if you have a ton of cash, enough from your plummy divorce settlement (gotten after you were caught cheating and divorced your husband to find yourself) and you've been reliably employed in finance and IT in London for a decade and have cash cascading off you like dead skin, you too can commission an ocean-rowing boat made to your specifications and you can take a year off to row the Atlantic.There is a whole chapter about the author's struggles with weight and body image ea [...]

    3. Wow. This woman has an ego. The book tells of her journey from a materialistic woman in London through a period of "finding herself" during which she hurts almost everyone in her life (and never seems to realize it) to rowing solo across the atlantic. With only herself for company, she becomes totally content and happy and finds the meaning to life: her.I'd rate this book a "1" but it is well written.

    4. Not to be confused by:Across the Savage Sea: The First Woman to Row Across the North Atlanticby Maud Fontenoy I read the Fontenoy book a few years ago and now I know why this book by Roz Savage sounded so familiar! Anyway, the Roz Savage book is better than the Fontenoy book--at least as far as I can tell.Update: Well, I thought this would be better but I was wrong, it was about equal to the Fontenoy book only a little more introspective and inspirational--if you need to be inspired.After gettin [...]

    5. Two and a half stars, really. I wanted to give it more - I saw and enjoyed a documentary movie about the author's voyage - but it's not (to me) a particularly inspiring book. She got lots of sponsors who gave her money to buy the boat and the gear. She had a Satphone and was texting messages to her website. Things broke, and most of them she didn't know how to fix. She came in dead last in the Atlantic race. Not my kind of role model, sorry.(I should point out that some years ago my husband and [...]

    6. I highly recommend this book. It's about a 36 year old woman who feels stuck in her job and has a marriage that is unraveling. She became the first solo woman to enter the Atlantic Rowing Race. She rowed 3,000 miles and reflects about her life as she struggles with lots of things going wrong. Her stove stopped working just 20 days into the race, all her oars had broken by the half way point, her boat capsized, etc. Her determination is remarkable, and it was hard for me to put the book down.

    7. Roz Savage quit her ordinary job after writing two obituaries for herself and deciding she wanted the one with adventures and accomplishments. A solo row across the Atlantic was the start of her changing her life and what she chronicles in this book (she also has a blog and a website). Those pithy philosophical statements that I love are here as well as much to base discussions on - good for book clubs from teen to adult

    8. Roz became a hero of mine after I read this book, which I just accidentally picked up from a table at the Borders one night. Her personal story of jettisoning a life that no longer fit her and choosing a new path, one she had no reason to believe she could, is frankly inspiring. I expected all kinds of lessons about perseverance, but the book is really about how to forge your own track in life. You're never too old or too young.

    9. I could not believe the things I was reading! A 38 year old woman rowing the Atlantic Ocean by herself! I would never brave enough to try something so daring and dangerous. I could see why Roz Savage wanted to take such a risk. I think that everyone wants to escape reality for a time to reflect and actually thing about where your life is going.

    10. This is the best book/memoir I have read in awhile. Funny, honest, heartfelt, inspiring - a fantastic read. Highly recommend!

    11. What intrigued me: Roz Savage tops just about every list when you look up inspirational rowing books. What I liked: I really felt connected to Roz and her adventure. Even though it might seem a little hokey I like how she ties her memories the emotions she is feeling while rowing on the ocean. What I didn't like: I'm not a huge fan of adultery, and when I got to that point in the book I almost put it down. But I realized I don't like adultery in fiction. This is Savage's life, and it is a story [...]

    12. This is the most incredible book. I was totally hooked from the first page. It is an epic journey and Roz takes the reader with her. I felt as if I was rowing with her, smelling the salty water and hearing the sound of the sea.This book really made me think though, about what we are doing to our oceans and since reading the book I have taken small steps to reduce the amount of plastic I use and have become far more aware of what I consume. Roz made me feel responsible just read the book and you [...]

    13. Roz Savage dropped out of the rat race right into a crazy and daring adventure. An amazing story. Considering all the challenges she faced and all the odds against her, she persevered right to the end. Although she finished last in the race, after rowing for 103 days, she came out ahead in the race of life. A great read.

    14. This book probably deserves 3 1/2, maybe even 4 stars, but I'm giving it 3, because I just can't bring myself to say that it's 4 star worthy. To me a 4 star book is one that is immensely enjoyed, and 3 star is a very good, pleasurable read. This was a very good, pleasurable read.The heart of the book is about a woman named Roz Savage who decides in mid-life that she is going to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. I first discovered Roz through Blogger's "Blogs of Note" program, during her second [...]

    15. As an arm-chair adventurer, I like any book where people take on huge challenges (and don't die) --Mount Everest climbers, long-distance through hikers, round-the-world sailors--as long as they are well-written. This one is.

    16. From Roz's blog and webcasts, I had expected this to be a very wordy prattle with preachy environmental overtones. Instead it is one of the best edited and written summations of the reason to do an ocean row, what organizational challenges are faced, and enough actual on-water content to convey the experience without resorting to an overbearing tale of agony. The hazards and setbacks were almost understated. For example a four oar failure would ordinarily verge on catastrophe, but the account he [...]

    17. Roz Savage's story is inspiring proof that doing amazing things doesn't start with being a special kind of person. Rather, one becomes a special kind of person for taking on the challenge and hanging in to the finish line, despite considerable odds and considerable hardship. See mom, "stubborn" IS an excellent quality to have. Being a most unlikely candidate makes Savage's success all the more sweet. Not athletic, not a daredevil, not self-confident, not a man, she still manages to row across th [...]

    18. Great book. Inspirational for those seeking change in their lives, whether they realize it or not. Savage was living a very materialistic life, but was really unhappy. When doing an exercise on her obituary if she continued her life as she was living, and then writing one on what she wished her obituary would be, she realized she needed to change some things. She ended up leaving her husband, quitting her job, and setting off to sail solo across the Atlantic. It’s horrible in some ways, but it [...]

    19. So far so good! I love reading about people and their crazy adventures.I have mixed feelings on this. I wanted to know more about actually rowing the Atlantic and less about the author's personal growth. I find the idea of dropping out of the rat race to do something adventurous admirable but I also think she made some very poor decisions. I think they type of people who make the leap to pursue this type of thing are much more accepting of risk than I am though, so I don't know why her behavior [...]

    20. I love this story about a woman who realized she was not living the life she wanted, threw everything to chance, and did something amazing. It's a story about self-discovery on the ocean. (as the title suggests) It's less about the tragedies and trials of spending months in a rowboat then it is about the strength she gained coping with them. At first I felt like it might be a little chick lit for me, but it turned out I couldn't stop turning pages. When she made it to Antigua I really felt that [...]

    21. This was a fun book to read. As much about setting goals and achieving dreams as it is about the actual accomplishment of rowing the Atlantic. The storytelling is very good, though the prose does seem kind of forced at times as if the author might be trying just a little to hard, especially in the first few pages. Thankfully, though, once the actual preparation and adventure starts, Roz Savage finds her cadence and pace in her writing. She takes you along on a journey of discovery and dreams.

    22. A well told and honest account of a thirty-something year old woman (and non- athlete) from England who left her secure career, and marriage to row solo in a 24’ boat from the Canary Islands to Antigua The 3000 mile voyage took 103 days. The author was the first solo woman to complete this race and the 6th woman to row solo across an ocean. In 2008, Roz Savage became the first woman in history to row solo from California to Hawaii. In addition, to this great reading adventure, the book is pack [...]

    23. I loved Roz by page 4. I agree with other reviewers who compared the book to Cheryl Strayed's "Wild", though I liked Roz's story better. 'Rowing the Atlantic' lost a star from me because it is part adventure tale and part self-help, motivational-speaking fodder. So 5 stars for the adventure part (self-help books never hold my attention). I never even heard of ocean rowing until Roz and it was just the kind of adventure I LOVE to read, and Roz is a great writer.

    24. Truly enjoyed this book, with a pace that picked up to sail (pun intended) right into the end and celebrate with the author and rower and true adventurer that is Roz Savage.I highly recommend this tale of a woman overcoming her demons, her grown self that was a sludge she wanted to shake off to become who she wanted to be,A great tale of the hard toil of translating a newfound dream and search for self and purpose into a great read.

    25. Excellent, inspiring book. 38-year-old decides to ROW across the Atlantic solo, never having been much of an athlete and never having rowed the ocean. Spellbinding account of her reasons, thought processes, fears, hopes, obstacles, triumphs as she does indeed succeed in rowing the ocean in 103 days! Amazing feat, and since then she's now rowing the Pacific!

    26. I read this in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. What a challenge the author gave herself and achieved. I'm amazed at the courage. It was truly frightening at times and her story is an inspiration to all of us who want to get free of our inner critical voices. I'll have to do it in another way since I'm no way brave enough to do anything this daunting.

    27. Repetitive discussion of her self doubts, guilt, search for identity. A lot of telling instead of showing or illustration. She's rower, not a writer. Wanted more description of nature and a feeling I was on the water, not just in her head. I still liked the book though because I'm interested in adventure in general and hers in particular. Her account is honest and human and brave.

    28. Really 3.5 but I decided to round up because I quite enjoyed it despite her occasional Bridget Jones-worthy self-doubt which was a bit grating (though I did appreciate her sharing this very human aspect of the journey for her). Overall it was fascinating to read about what it was like for her to cross the Atlantic alone in a small rowboat. Quite a remarkable feat.

    29. i enjoyed this adventure book. but what i really liked was her search to find herself. the idea that we all can change the course of our existence and make changes is truly inspiring. i dont think that change needs to be as drastic as hers, but if we are questioning ourselves, we owe it to find answers.

    30. A very inspiring and motivating tale of human spirit. Anyone can accomplish anything if they set their mind to it. I enjoyed how much the author just laid bare her emotions and told some of the dark truths about how she came to where she did. Not everything went according to plan, she came in last place in the race, but she finished.

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