Roz Savage MBE
Ocean Rower and Sustainability Advocate
Four World Records, including First Woman to Solo Row Three Oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian
National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2010
Yale World Fellow 2012

SATURDAY 17 MAY * DOORS OPEN 7PM * TICKETS £12 *  RNLI/Boat Fund Fundraiser


What do you do if all your oars break in your rowing boat and you’re 1,000 miles from home?

Roz Savage, the first woman to have rowed solo across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans has encountered many challenges and will be sharing her stories in a talk at the Hayling Community Centre on Saturday 17 May.

Roz holds four world records for ocean rowing, including first woman to row three 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. She uses her ocean rowing adventures to inspire action on the top environmental challenges facing the world today.

A latecomer to the life of adventure, Roz worked as a management consultant in London for 11 years. 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. The ocean has forced her to develop courage, tenacity, perseverance, and the strength to transcend self-imposed limits.

Roz is an active environmental campaigner: her message is that we can all make a difference. She is a United Nations Climate Hero; a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; an International Fellow of the Explorer’s Club of New York; and has been listed amongst the Top 20 Great British Adventurers by the Daily Telegraph.

In 2010 she was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic.  In 2013 she was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

An accomplished and inspiring keynote speaker, Roz has spoken to tens of thousands of people across six continents. Past engagements include the Royal Geographical Society in the UK and the National Geographic Society in the US. 

Mike Gilbert of Langstone Adventure Rowing was delighted when Roz agreed to visit and share her extraordinary story; “It’s not just for rowers but anyone who has an interest in how people respond to great challenges.”

The event is presented by Langstone Adventure Rowing and kindly sponsored by local businesses Terracotta Pot Shop, Pepperilli’s Ice Cream Parlour, Hayling Florist, Yellow Strawberry Hairdressing, Aqua Bathrooms and local artist Lizzie Cornelius,

Funds raised from the event will go to the RNLI local branch and the Langstone Cutters Gig Club boat fund.  The Gig Club currently lease a boat and are raising funds to buy their first race boat.

Tickets are £12 and can be bought in advance from the Community Centre or by calling Mike on 07767 350512 or Shelley 0780 3000 745.  Doors open at 7pm and a bar will be available.

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Congratulations to the Ickle Pickes and Help for Heroes Teams who just completed the 2013 AdventureRowing London 2 Paris Race. The winning team was the Ickle Pickles team, so special congratulations to them. The real winners though are the Charities who will benefit from the £120,000 raised by the teams from doing this Challenge. Lots more to see on

Also huge thanks to Michael Oram and his Adventure Rowing team who organised the event and supported the crews every stroke of the way from London to Paris - the hard way - 45 hours from Ramsgate to Le Havre!

Langstone Adventure rowing are proud to have helped both the teams to achieve success. 

"Mike, a big thank you for your painstaking preparation in helping us to achieve our goal of rowing from London to Paris. The professionally run training weekends at Langstone were enjoyable and thorough, preparing us as best can be for what is a very unpredictable and challenging event. Keep doing what you are doing please and I hope others will be able to experience the highs and lows of rowing a gig from London to Paris under your expert guidance" Will Cook Ickle Pickles.  

To see some of the training they did look here... Call Mike the Cox for more information on this Challenge fro 2014. 

Congratulations to to the Langstone Cutters Gig Club as well - their first trip to the Scillies World Cornih Pilot Gig Championships. First trip, 4 month s 'old' and NOT LAST! Ssee

Our Leaflet on opportunities for School and Colleges is available = email for more information. 

Langstone Adventure Rowing is a centre for traditional, fixed seat rowing. 

We coach teams and individual rowers to reach their goals, be it to row across the English Channel or from London to Paris, to take part in events such as the Great River Race and Cork Ocean to City, or raise money for charity.

We also train rowers for and promote local events such as the Round Hayling Challenge. 

We run Gigs Round Hayling, Adventure Gig Rowing in Langstone, Chichester and Portsmouth Harbours and on the Solent, for fun, fitness and friendship.

We provide Team Building days combining rowing and business change programmes to help your staff work better together - using the physical challenge of rowing in teams to help invigorate and energize your business teams. 

We operate from Northney Marina, in beautiful Chichester Harbour, and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  the Marina provides free parking, changing facilities, toilets and showers. The Langstone Hotel is adjacent with excellent accommodation, classroom and conference facilities. 

Prices start at £280 for a half-day team Induction and Assessment session.

Call us to find out more!  Mike 07767 350512

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