On Monday, January 24th, a rowing group will attempt to cross Bass Strait for the first time in a surf boat, including Moruya’s Rob Pollock.
Team members work in a variety of fields, including masonry, orthopedics, landscaping, science, physical therapy, and business, but they are united by a love of rowing and staying fit, and while training together Talk nonsense! They are used to rowing open oceans and marathons, and most have participated in multiple George Bass Marathons or similar distance training events. Team members who have previously angered their families for braving bad weather and avoiding weekend chores are well aware of the strains and blisters that constant rowing can take on their bodies. Make proper preparations. South of Victoria Port He departs from Albert in Gippsland and Lowers camps overnight on each of six Helegs (islands) in about seven locations. 350km stretch. Depending on weather conditions, between 30th January and 6th February he is expected to reach Little His Mussellow His Bay in Tasmania’s northeastern tip. The team will donate a surf boat to Port Sorrel SLSC, a Tasmanian surf club that they do not currently own.
Some of the group have experienced the Clown Doctors™ program firsthand and have generously decided to raise funds to help expand the program. For nearly 25 years, Clown Doctors has brought laughter and joy to children who are being treated for sickness and injury in hospitals. They’re there to greet the rowers, along with the media and possibly Guinness World Records judges! Brighten up the lives of sick children.To donate, use Bass Strait Miles for Smiles or click here.
The individuals involved in the controversy are: Beau and Wes Dredge, Joe Isaacs, Andrew Lawson and Wanda Braden Fleming of Phil Vial from North Cronulla with Travis Latter from Currumbin Brendan Constable and Rod Patmore from Broulee Surfers with Narooma Rob Pollock. They are accompanied skiing by Jack Pattison (Austin Marr) and Kai Rutter with a camera to document their journey.
Thanks to Currumbin and Narooma SLSC for donating their surf boat gear and Wanda and Broulee Surfers SLSC for lending their gear for the trip.