First female to row two oceans solo
Who
Roz Savage
What
first
Where
Papua New Guinea Madang
When
British rower Roz Savage is the first woman to cross two oceans – the Atlantic and the Pacific – under her own power. On 30 November 2005, she set out across the Atlantic east to west from La Gomera in the Canary Islands, arriving in Antigua, West Indies, on 13 March 2006 after 103 days 5 hr 43 min at sea in the Sedna Solo. She completed the longer, Pacific crossing in the same boat, renamed Brocade, in three stages: San Francisco, California, USA, to Waikiki, Hawaii, USA, in 99 days from 25 May to 1 September 2008; Hawaii to Kiribati in 104 days from 24 May to 6 September 2009; and Kiribati to Madang, Papua New Guinea, in 46 days from 18 April to 3 June 2010.