In 2011 the Roc Expedition crew set a new world record for team rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. They crossed the Atlantic in 47 days, unencumbered by the luxuries of bottled water, hot meals and perhaps most importantly safety. There was no follow boat, tracking helicopter or standby medical team just a crew of 16 rowers with nothing to rely on but each other.
The boat is called The Big Blue and their skipper is Angela Madsen, a 50 year old paraplegic grandmother of three but don’t let her appearance fool you. In 2008 she was the first paraplegic woman to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic and has broken numerous records since then. The Roc Expedition crew is composed of 14 unique individuals from a 21 year old student to a 46 year old emergency physician.
2007-Atlantic Ocean Crossing, RowofLife—66 days
2008-Paralympics in Beijing-Rowing
2009-Indian Ocean Crossing, Pirate Row- 58 days
2010-Row Around Great Britain, SeaGals- 51 days
2011-Atlantic Ocean Crossing, Big Blue- 47 days
2012-Paralympics in London-Shot Put & Javelin(Bronze Medal Shot)
2013-TransPac Solo Row, CA2HI rescued day 8
2014 TransPac Row with Tara Remington 50-60 days?