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 Day 49: Land ahoy!

‘See land mate bring on New Zealand and Aucks! Andrew’  That’s the message sent at 6.40am.  Then at 10am: ‘We can see the cape clearly. 19.48nm off’...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Day 48: Westerlies at last

The crew currently have near perfect conditions...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Day 46: Another day, another breakage

The GPS may not be working, but Team Gallagher have been rowing today drawing ever closer to their goal...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Day 45: Closing in on New Zealand

Team Gallagher continue their push East, and are now within 200 nautical miles of the New Zealand coast...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Day 44: Back in business

Motivation and morale is high on the Moana this evening as day 44 of the Team Gallagher trans Tasman row draws to a close...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Day 43: Phew!

The latest message from the crew: ‘Watermaker working. Unreal. It took the flooding well.’

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Day 43: Water maker failure?

The area where the water maker is stored on board Moana was flooded last night.  Received the following message from Team Gallagher today: ‘Watermaker tried to commit suicide yesterday...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Day 42: Top two inches

The key to coping under the pressure of demanding situations comes down to the top two inches...

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