Thursday, January 31, 2008

Whatever next...

I suppose as long as there are wild open stretches of water and silly buggers wanting to get out and paddle or row across them, there'll be challenges to have us scratching our heads.

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."

The Web site's still new and crude, but perhaps something worth keeping an eye on.

Of course, given half-a-chance a few years ago, I'd be signing up in a flash.

3 comments:

Dawn (aka SandyBottom) said...

Wow! Define half-a-chance? Some sponsorship that included a boat, would make this one of those "once in a lifetime" opportunities. An international female team sounds pretty good. I've been all over the world, but not this area, I've always wanted to visit New Zealand and/or Australia. You need to make visits home to family occasionally anyway. Hmmm, I think we could justify this. Of course there's FlysWithKiwiBird and DancesWithSandyBottom. After twenty-five years I'm pretty good at negotiation. It starts with 'What would I owe you if...."

Kristen said...

You crack em up, Dawn. But, you do have me thinking...

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

What you girls need is a manager!!!