Woman to row solo from SF across pacific ocean
A woman who rowed alone across the Atlantic Ocean last year is planning to take off this week on her next big voyage: a solo row across the Pacific that will take her well into 2009 to complete.
Roz Savage, 39, a former management consultant, plans to take off from San Francisco on the first leg of her endurance journey— a 2,300-mile (3,701 km) trip to Hawaii.
The first stretch should take Savage two to three months, and after taking a month to rest, she will depart for the final stages -- a 2,600-mile (4184 km) trip to the island nation of Tuvalu, then 2,300 miles to Australia.
Her vessel is a souped-up 24-foot long rowboat named the Brocade after her corporate sponsor, San Jose-based Brocade Communications Systems Inc., which makes computer networking gear.
Savage said the goal of her journey is to raise awareness about marine conservation efforts.
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