Ocean Adventure Rowing & Education
Come down to the Boats Afloat Show and see Guinness World Record holding rowboat the James Robert Hanssen. Meet some of the crew that rowed in a race from New York to England In 2006 and won! Also meet some of the crew that was on the 2012 circumnavigation of Vancouver Island and their upcoming trip from Liberia to Venezuela. Both expeditions made possible with the partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation. This amazing boat has been refit and is now one of the most technologically advanced rowboats in the world. It has the ability to send film from the middle of the sea and collect water quality data while on their adventures. Come learn how they do it.
About O.A.R. Northwest
Since 2005 OAR Northwest rows across oceans. Connecting with partners and schools we share the hard work and dedication it takes to make our goals a reality. This Pacific Northwest-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization is currently raising awareness and funds for its 2012 expeditions – a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island and mid-Atlantic Ocean crossing. OAR Northwest proves that solid teams faced with extreme challenges can inspire excellence.