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

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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 18: Steering update

"The Team Gallagher fellas are making great progress averaging approximately 60 nautical miles (111km) a day in the last five to six days...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Day 11 video: Rudder Repair

Check out the latest video diary, showing Team Gallagher making repairs on the go after strong seas battered their rudder on day 11 of their trans Tasman row.

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge added a video Day 11 video: Rudder Repair

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Day 16: Just passed the half way mark!

It has been just over two weeks since Team Gallagher began their epic adventure...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Last chance to win

Today is your last chance to win a Vodafone Samsung Galaxy smartphone and a GoPro camera courtesy of Bivouac...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Day 14: "A memorable night for all the wrong reasons"

Team Gallagher has ridden out yet another brutal night in the Tasman as high winds continue to delay their progress. Nigel Cherrie reports: "A memorable night at sea for all the wrong reasons...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Day 13: Team in heavy seas

Team Gallagher are once again back in their cabins and are waiting out a hefty storm. Martin Berka sent us this report at 1630 today: "On sea anchor again...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge posted a news article called Day 10 video: Rowing hard against the wind

Mainly good weather means the team have been on the oars, enjoyed beautiful sunsets and have made good progress despite headwinds, as Andrew McCowan explains: Check out more videos of their r...

Team Gallagher Trans-Tasman Rowing Challenge added a video Day 10 video: Rowing hard against the wind

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