Books & DVDs bundle: A Dip in the Ocean, Dare to Do, Kayaking the Aleutians, This is the Sea 5


Dare to Do


On 1 April 2011, rower and adventurer Sarah Outen set off in her kayak from Tower Bridge for France. Her aim was simple: to circle the globe entirely under her own steam – cycling, kayaking and rowing across Europe, Asia, the Pacific, North America, the Atlantic and eventually home. A year later, Sarah was plucked from the Pacific ocean amid tropical storm Mawar, her boat broken, her spirit even more so.

But that wasn’t the end. Despite ill health and depression, giving up was not an option. So Sarah set off once more to finish what she had started, becoming the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, as well as the first woman to row the mid-Pacific from West to East. She kayaked the treacherous Aleutian chain and cycled North America, before setting out on the Atlantic, despite the risk of another row-ending storm…

Dare to Do is more than an adventure story. It is a story of the kindness of strangers and the spirit of travel; a story of the raw power of nature, of finding love in unexpected places, and of discovering your inner strength. It is about trying and failing, and trying again, and about how, even when all seems lost, you can find yourself.

A Dip in the Ocean

4,000 miles of unpredictable ocean.

500 Mars bars.

124 days of physical exertion.

3 Guinness World Records set.

1 incredible journey.

On 1 April 2009, twenty-three-year-old Sarah Outen embarked on an ambitious solo voyage across the Indian Ocean in her rowing boat, Dippers. Powered by the grief of the sudden loss of her father and the determination to live life to the full, Sarah and her tiny boat successfully negotiated wild ocean storms, unexpected encounters with whales and the continuous threat of being capsized by passing container ships. Along the way she broke two oars and lost 20 kg of bodyweight before arriving in Mauritius.

She became the first woman and the youngest person to row solo across the Indian Ocean. Life-affirming, funny and poignant, Sarah’s salty tale of courage and endurance will inspire the taste of adventure in everyone.

Kayaking the Aleutians

“In the summer of 2014, Justine Curgenven and Sarah Outen traversed the Aleutian Islands, completing what was, in my mind, perhaps the greatest, as yet undone, technical sea kayak expedition in the world. The film is spectacular, full of high adventure, a touching friendship, and some of the most magnificent scenery on earth”. Jon Turk

No-one has succeeded in kayaking the length of the remote and stormy Aleutian Islands which stretch from Russia to Alaska. Explorers Justine Curgenven and Sarah Outen set out to paddle 2,500km along the archipelago to the nearest road confronting more than 20 long crossings which separate the tiny unpopulated islands. Sarah faces an even more formidable challenge as this is part of her round-the-world human powered journey and she has limited kayaking experience. Alone for 101 days in one of the windiest, roughest places on earth, these two women are swept away from land by unknown currents, pounded by rough seas and approached by bears. Experiencing an edge-of-your-seat journey, they gain a rare insight into themselves, the rich wildlife and the lives of the few people who live in this harsh yet beautiful landscape.

This film has won 8 international awards:

  • Grand Prize at Graz Mountain Film Festival
  • Best Spirit of Adventure Film at Sheffield Mountain Film Festival, U.K.
  • Best Spirit of Adventure Film at L’Ecrans D’Aventure, Dijon, France
  • Best Film at the Kayak Film Festival, Germany
  • Best Kayaking film at the Llanberis Mountain Film Festival, U.K.
  • Best Kayaking film at the Reel Paddling Film Festival, Canada
  • Best Sea kayaking film at the Waterwalker Festival
  • Best Adventure film at the Waterwalker Festival
  • 2nd in People’s Choice, Kendal Mountain Film Festival, U.K. & at SHAFF, UK
  • Finalist at Banff & Vancouver Mountain Film Festivals

This is the Sea 5

This multiple award winning DVD contains 8 adventure sea kayaking films – totalling 3 hours in length.

A challenging 900 miles expedition around “Isla Grande” in Tierra Del Fuego, Patagonia  – a circumnavigation of Sardinia – 12times world surf ski champion Oskar Chalupsky & 4-times Olympic medalist Greg Barton downwind surf in Spain & Hawaii – kayak touring amongst Sicily’s active volcanos –  Harry Whelan surfing ferry wakes in London – Sarah Outen kayaking from Russia to Japan – Paul Kuthe carving it up in Wales – Turner Wilson philosophising about rolling in waves.

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