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A Gear Shift for Oars, Courtesy of Chris Cunningham, Small Boats Monthly

Friday, August 5, 2016

CATCH: A Resource for Cruising


Colin Angus is well-traveled.

  • First person to circle the world exclusively by human power
  • First to raft the world’s fifth longest river, the Yenisey
  • Completed descent of the Amazon River from source to sea
  • Traveled from Scotland to Syria by bicycle and rowboat with wife Julie 
  • Sailed from Spain to the Middle East investigating the domestication of the olive tree
  • In 2011 rowed the 1,100 km (683 miles) around Vancouver Island in 15 days, 11 hours, and 47 minutes, setting a new record for the fastest human powered circumnavigation of the island
  • Listed by Outside Magazine as one of the world’s top 25 bold visionaries.
  • National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year award (2007)
  • Single-handed winner of the 2016 R2AK

Why say all this?

Because this list demonstrates his credentials for writing an “adventure handbook” that describes equipment and techniques that he has used in his (and wife Julie’s) travels.

Whether you are contemplating rowing across the Pacific, an overnight row up the Hudson River or just get a vicarious thrill reading about such adventures, visit Colin’s Adventure Handbook on Ocean Rowing.

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