Japan: Sarah Outen Restarting Rowing World Challenge

Adventurer Sarah Outen will fly out to Japan today (Wednesday) to restart her challenge to circumnavigate the globe by her own power.

Before leaving, former Stamford High School pupil Sarah, 27, from Oakham, said she was feeling a mixture of nerves, excitement and sadness as she leaves her family and friends in Rutland to re-embark on her London2London: Via the World expedition.

Sarah said: “I am feeling some nerves but I think it is good to have a bit of fear and apprehension of the ocean and to respect the grand scale of it.”

The double world record holder learnt to respect the ocean when she had to cut short her attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean in June when her rowing boat Gulliver broke up in a tropical storm.

The Japanese coastguard rescued Sarah from the sea exhausted and dehydrated, having battled 45ft waves and 100mph winds for three days.

Before that Sarah had cycled and kayaked more than 11,000 miles from London to Japan, starting the journey in April last year.

Read the rest of the story: Adventurer Sarah Outen will fly to Japan today to restart world challenge.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.