Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge

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  • No oars needed: the team take a squiz at the 'Wild Oats' sailing boat
  • Boat envy? Andrew oggles at 'Wild Oats'
  • Training - first day on the water
  • Boarding Wild Oats at Woolwich dock
  • The Moana arrives at Woolwich dock
  • Safely unpacked - the Moana
  • The Moana is in Sydney!
  • The team are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast
  • All present and correct - The Moana in Australian
  • Careful now! Unloading Moana
  • Moana at Woolwich dock
  • Checking out the 'Wild Oats'  sailing boat
  • The Team aboard 'Wild Oats'
  • Martin Berka on 'Wild Oats'
  • Busy writing blogs for Localist: Martin and Rob Hamill
  • The newly-painted stern section of the Tasman boat, with the hatch opening and solar panel mount showing.
  • Rower James Blake tries the bow cabin for size.
  • Looking down the deck of the Tasman boat. It is painted grey to lower the glare on bright days at sea.
  • The sharp end of the Tasman boat - the bow that slices through the waves.
  • Before the new bright orange paint job - the Tasman boat in it's orginal white.
  • The Team

A little about us

A new chapter in New Zealand sporting adventure begins this October when the four-man 'Team
Gallagher' rowing team will aim to become the first New Zealand team to cross the Tasman by oar
power.

The challenge will require the team to complete some half a million strokes over 1,400 nautical miles - using the iconic harbour bridges of Sydney and Auckland as the start and finish lines.

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Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Recovery and Replace are everything

When you're training for endurance sports, you realise more than ever that what you put into your body equals the performance you can achieve, so we were over the moon when we heard this week tha...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called The journey so far...

Team Gallagher will be crossing the Tasman sea in October to try and be the first team to row from Sydney to Auckland. This is a bit of their journey so far...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called The launch

It was great to finally ‘go live’ on Friday and show our boat, christened Moana, meaning a large body of water, off to the sponsors and media...

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Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Clouds, currents and eddies

One of the key jobs on the list for Australia was to travel south to the  coastal town of Therrual to meet marine meteorologist Dr Roger Badham, or "Clouds" as his known to the yachting fraternit...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Cramped conditions onboard

I'm writing this at 20,000 feet, above the course we will row in just 12 weeks time. Andrew and I are on our way to Sydney for a few days to prepare for our late October departure...

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