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 24: Martin's foot part 2: Another grizzly photo

So here's another slightly more graphic photo of Martin's foot.

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Day 24: Latest on Martin's injury (warning graphic photo)

The good news is the crew were back on the oars yesterday evening retracing their path from the previous two days drift north west. And the great news is that Martin is also back on the oars...

Tineke B. shared their love for Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge

Could never imagine being stuck in a row boat for 30 days, not even with my best friends! And that's just one tiny part of the challenge. You guys have experienced sickness, blisters, infections, and so much more, yet I heard you (Martin) on the radio the other and you sounded like a total trooper. Thanks for the updates and photos - see you in Auckland very soon. Take care!

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Messages pouring in for Team Gallagher

Messages of best wishes are pouring in for the crew members of Team Gallagher who are continuing with their bid to row the Tasman from Sydney to Auckland...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Foot concern about Tasman rower

There’s concern about a foot infection rower Martin Berka has developed while taking part in the Team Gallagher row across the Tasman...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Day 22: Snacking on sea anchor

Team Gallagher have been unable to row and have had their sea anchor deployed for the past 36 hours...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Day 20: The flamin’ steering! ...and oars!

Progress last night was severely hampered when the self steering unit (see yesterday’s update) burned out...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge added a video Day 16 video: cleaning the hull

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge added a video Day 16 video: Surfing waves and a broken oar

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Rowers coping well despite setbacks

Martin Berka from Team Gallagher says the crew is coping well...

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