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Rowing the Atlantic

Solo voyage marked by determination

Roz Savage tells the true story of her solo rowing voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in “Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean” ($24, Simon & Schuster, 2009).

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Coming from an unhappy marriage and job, Savage traded both for a 103-day solo rowing crossing of the Atlantic in 2005. Savage tells the story of how she distanced herself from her conventional suburban lifestyle with each stroke of her ores as she crossed the ocean.

Savage was the first woman to row from California to Hawaii. On land, she splits her time between San Francisco and London.

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This article originally appeared in the Home Waters Sections of the October 2009 issue.