Green light: Saturday 0900

NB. I will actually be using two oars to row...

NB. I will actually be using two oars to row…

We have the green light. Happy Socks and I shall be launching from Choshi Marina at 0900 tomorrow morning – Saturday.

Butterflies have arrived and my head has now clicked into Very Focussed Mode. I need to get back to Choshi, get my passport stamped and tinker with this and that and then sign out from land.

Watch this space for updates….

All best,




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50 Responses to Green light: Saturday 0900

  1. Phil Harnett says:

    Just seen the news … you must be full of anticipation / fear / joy !

    Take care and may the seas be kinder to you this time around.

    I will do an extra hour on the Concept 2 tonight just for solidarity….


  2. Gigi Walentiny says:

    And watch this space I shall! On with the adventure!! Godspeed, Sarah!

    ~Gigi in Va. Beach

  3. Rob Hart says:

    Go Sarah!

  4. Alex Korol says:

    Good luck to you, wish this attempt ll b successful:)

  5. Mark Shrosbree says:

    We are all thinking of you Sarah. Farewell and have a wonderful voyage.


  6. 5A at Seisen IS says:

    Good luck Sarah! We hope you’ll make it back to England safely and that you’ll come back and visit us again in Tokyo and bring Happy Socks. We’re looking forward to hearing from you from the ocean and will look forward to your call. We pray for you to be OK and hope you have a great adventure!

  7. Jan says:

    And may all go well for you. Calm seas, good winds and lovely days. Be careful and be well. Godspeed.

  8. Sasha says:

    Good luck and God bless you Sarah! 🙂

  9. Garry McLean says:

    Congratulations on your courage and perseverance, and good luck on the voyage. Look forward to welcoming you to Canada if that is where you land.

  10. BPC says:

    Wow! So very excited for you and keeping fingers crossed that the weather stays good till the launch and the journey too. We are following along and wish you oh so the very best! Enjoy 🙂

  11. Jill and Stan Lewis says:

    Sarah that is wonderful news. We will follow you all the way on your blog. You will have forgotten us but we met when we were both loading our boats for Rottnest and Mauritius at RPYC Fremantle Annexe. We have followed your blog ever since. We admire you so much for all that you do. What a wonderful and purposeful adventure, for such a brave and courageous person. Our love and Godspeed, Jill and Stan Lewis.

  12. Jill and Stan Lewis says:

    Wonderful news you courageous girl. Our love and prayers for fair winds and progressive rowing. Hope you find frienly tagalog fish. Godspeed, Jilland Stan Lewis (RPYC Fremantle annexe, loading boats for Mauritius and Rottnest)

  13. Jill and Stan Lewis says:

    Our love & prayers for fair winds & progressive rowing & friendly tagalong fish. Godspeed,Jill & Stan Lewis(loading boats for Rotto & Mauritius!)

  14. Roostie says:


    That’s great news! Good luck with all the final prep and pushing-off tomorrow. Remember to take lots of cake.

    Lots of love and good luck from all of us in Brum..


  15. Jill and Stan Lewis says:

    Fair winds, fwd rowing, friendly tagalong fish.Godspeed, Jill & Stan Lewis (loading boats RPYC)

  16. Jill and Stan Lewis says:

    good luck, Jill & Stan lewis

  17. 5A Seisen IS says:

    Good luck Sarah! We hope you’ll make it back to England safely and that you’ll come back and visit us again in Tokyo and bring Happy Socks. We’re looking forward to hearing from you from the ocean and will look forward to your call. We pray for you to be OK and hope you have a great adventure!

  18. Philbert says:

    Fair winds and all that jazz. Really looking forward to following the rest of your journey. I was hooked on your Indian Ocean row and hearing the updates from Dippers. I hope the Mars bars hold out.

    ps, do you actually have a pair of happy socks?

  19. Richard Adams says:

    Glad the waiting is over Sarah, we will be thinking of you all the way. All the very best.

  20. Flick says:

    Eeeeeek, so exciting!!! Best wishes and bon voyage! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for the best possible conditions to get you safely away from shore and off on your adventure across the Pacific! Looking forward to more updates! Good luck and much love, from Flick xxx

  21. Stu says:

    Fair winds!

  22. Rosemary and Horst Hamp says:

    Good Luck Sarah from Western Australia! We’ll be with you all the way.
    Horst and Rosemary Hamp

  23. Linda, Cambridge says:

    So, at our time midnight tonight (if my maths is right), you’ll be setting off. Makes my stomach do a somersault or two just thinking about it – can only begin to imagine what yours must be feeling like! Here’s wishing you kind winds and currents and a fantastic crossing. Looking forward to updates.

  24. Linda, Cambridge says:

    OK, forgot about British summertime – at midnight tonight you’ll have already been rowing for an hour!

  25. Andy & Jane, Leicester says:

    Great news Sarah! We hope there will be lots of times when the waters are as calm as Rutland Water BUT
    with the wind in the right direction for a safe speedy Pacific croossing. God Bless

  26. Bruce Ellen says:

    Hi Sarah

    This is it.
    Dont forget the hair brush or the hat
    You will make it this time.
    Wilol keep checking.
    Good luck

    Bruce from sunny Queensland

  27. Sarah says:

    Thanks folks!!

  28. Matt Outen says:

    Great news Sarah… you WILL nail it this time!!
    Lots of love, luck and best wishes.

    M x

  29. Roz Savage says:

    As someone who knows that Very Focussed Mode, I wish you all the best with final preparations, and a smooth start (and middle, and end) to your epic voyage. Good luck, Sarah!!!

  30. TimBob says:

    I know that Very Focussed Mode too….. it GETS R DONE !
    You go girl………….. all the best …………I’ll be waiting for you in Canada.
    Godspeed Sarah !

    Ontario, Canada

  31. Shelagh says:

    Wishing you fair winds, calm seas, and a wonderful adventure Sarah. Will be following your updates and sending out lots of positive energy. See you on this side of the Pacific.

  32. Susie Hewson says:

    BIG Moment Sarah and one that I know you are ready for. Fair weather and a fair wind and a boat load of love and hugs all the way to Canada. With you EVERY bit of the way in our hearts…. now have you got plenty of chocolate to see you through? XXXXX Susie and the SISTERs

  33. Paul in Dartford says:

    All the very best – I’ll be following via your website – Here’s to following winds and favourable currents.

  34. Y4 at SJS says:

    Y4 at SJS are really proud of you!! We wish you all the luck in the world. It’s Sam’s birthday tomorrow (Saturday) so he thinks it is a really lucky day.
    We will be watching your progress. You are the best!

  35. Mother Mouse says:

    Good wind to u Baby Mouse. See you in a few hours!

  36. Sally Angel says:

    It’s a grand life challenge you have chosen, Sarah, but you are ready for it and I wish you smooth rowing all the way! Hugs from Sally

  37. Ray Girard says:

    Go………..and do what you do best!
    Love from all of us….will push you along.

  38. Amy bryant says:

    go sare go! really excited for you and will be keeping fingers crossed for a smooth departure. lots of love,amz xx

  39. Heather and Cameron says:

    Hi Sarah. at last ! patience has paid off.
    Our positive thoughts are with you.You know you can do this. Stay focussed. We look forward to your first blog from the Ocean.
    Love Heather, Cameron et al xxxxx

  40. Barry Gumbert says:

    Hurray, Sarah!!!!! I’ll be watching. Still hoping to see you in Vancouver.

  41. Christine & Kathleen says:

    Great news Sarah at last but it will have been worth the wait.

    All good wishes happy rowing and may the waters take graet care of you and be kind to you this time, we shall follow you every bit of the journey. We have bought 2 Ipads so we can follow you when we are not able to be at home on the computer. Back to my 1st task in the morning, Computer on , cup of tea then read up all about you.

    Much love and take great care. Love to you all, Happy Socks and your wonderful team and of course your Mum and family. I have my happy socks too,

    Much love and salty best and a big OOOOOuty Toot.

    K & Cxxxx

  42. Pete Casey says:

    The Pacfic Ocean is all yours for the taking Sarah and Happy Socks! Godspeed, good luck & Bon voyage!

  43. lynn says:

    good luck, will be thinking about you and following you.

  44. Helen Outen says:

    HUGS and HUGS….to you and Happy Socks.
    Here’s hoping for fair winds and great currents!!!….maybe a few currants as well.
    Above all….enjoy the trip, stay safe and remember …..I love you .
    Mum xxxx

  45. Yoko & Eddy says:

    Good luck Sarah,
    Sorry we can`t be there to see you off this time round, but we`ll be with you in spirit.

  46. Christine Foley says:

    Just picked up on your news, Sarah. Good luck – will be keeping a weather-eye open on your progress.

    Bon Voyage… kindest regards


  47. Yasuko says:

    Good luck Salah!!! Best wishes from Germany! Quinn had such a precious time with you, remember, he will be growing up with cheering and supporting you all your way!! and Patch, too!!!


  48. alan romaine says:

    Quite a girl!, truly inspirational, I wish you the very best of luck and gods speed. Alan R

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