TPZ076: Rowing the Indian Ocean with James Adair

Ben Stenning and James Adair rowing the Indian Ocean
Ben Stenning and James Adair (right)

In 2011, James Adair and Ben Stenning embarked on a 3,500-mile rowing race across the Indian Ocean from Australia to Mauritius. Hardly extreme athletes and with no rowing experience, they bought a used boat and set out to prove their critics wrong. They struggled westward for 4 months as their boat began to break down and their food supply dwindled until the final day when a huge wave capsized their boat and forced them to swim for shore. You can learn more in James’ book – Rowing After the White Whale – A Crossing of the Indian Ocean by Hand and by watching the award-winning documentary – And Then We Swam. James Adair, welcome to The Pursuit Zone.

Check out the documentary – And Then We Swam.

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