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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Help Sarah Weldon row round Britain and support her 'What Not to Eat at Sea' Live Tour - great educational opportunity to spread the good word about fish

Great British Viking Quest Expedition
The Great British Viking Quest begins in Henley-On-Thames, on the River Thames, England's longest river, on May 28th 2015. From Henley-On-Thames, Sarah will row to Tower Bridge, London, searching for clues of our Viking past.

From London, Sarah sets out, anti clockwise around the coast of Britain, stopping off at points of significant Viking interest. A more detailed map and live tracker will be on the website shortly. This single-handed circumnavigation of Great Britain by rowing boat will finish in Henley-On-Thames in September 2015.

'What Not to Eat at Sea' Live Tour

Throughout the Great British Viking Quest, Sarah will host impromptu comedy science shows around the British Coastline as part of the 'What Not to Eat at Sea' live tour. A quirky, but educational look at what food she'll be packing for her 14 week, solo ocean row around Britain, the role of microbes on food, superstitions about food on boats, and various sailor's ailments at sea. She'll also share anecdotes about learning to row, and how she put on four stone in weight in preparation for life at sea.  Funds raised go towards the running of Oceans Project and the provision of education to children worldwide. 


The Boat

The 
Oceans Project ocean rowing boat was custom built by Rannoch Adventure, based in Burnham-On-Crouch on the Essex coast of Great Britain. The boat is the sister boat to Guinness World Record setting 'Soma', used by Charlie Pitcher to set a world record for fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 2013.