Well-known Kiwi rower, Rob Hamill, winner of the inaugural Atlantic Rowing Race in 1997 and campaign manager to the winning 2001 and 2003 Kiwi entries, has launched a rowing race across the Tasman, between the Auckland and Sydney Harbour Bridges, to be called Bridge 2 Bridge.
He's to direct a team of four in the 2250km race across the Tasman early next year and is calling on an Australian team to compete. Other New Zealanders are also being encouraged to enter.
"This is the chance for rowers, surfboaties or just your Joe Average adventurer to have a crack at a unique challenge," Hamill said.
"It could spell the beginning of a biennial competition raced by teams from around the world."
Of course, given half-a-chance a few years ago, I'd be signing up in a flash.