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 Video: Taking on the Tasman

Next week, a very special challenge will be announced, with Localist a keen supporter and member of the team...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Getting used to life onboard

The more time we spend onboard the Tasman boat, the more we become comfortable with our home away from home and figure out all the tiny nuances that will make a big difference when we’re taking o...

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

The transformation and refit of the Tasman boat is almost complete! The biggest learning, by a nautical mile, for me, has been the need to think, plan and analyze multi-dimensionally about every ...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Hope for the best, plan for the worst

As you sit there, bobbing around in a wave pool, in a full set of clothes with an inflated lifejacket around your head and there is a man on the side of the pool with a big grin on his face as he...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called The first training session

Martin Berka and James Blake, training on the Tasman boat for the first time.

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Time to go training for real!

The weekend of training brought our team together for the first time...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Our Safety at Sea

Andrew and I have mixed emotions following yesterday's shopping trip to Westhaven-based Safety at Sea - specialist marine and aviation safety providers...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Training, training and more training

So the training is underway.  It has been quite hard as a group with everyone in different parts of the world, but we have all been re-acquainting ourselves to the erg (or rowing machine)...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Power concerns

Over the last few weeks, I have helped with figuring out how we are going to power all the electronic equipment on board the boat during the challenge...

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