Sarah sets off!

After the wind died down, Sarah left Choshi Marina earlier today at 15.33pm (Japan time), 7.33am (UK time). Now clear of the marina she should be able to benefit from favourable winds and begin her solo row across the North Pacific.

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31 Responses to Sarah sets off!

  1. Everyone at the JST wishes our wonderful Vice Patron Sarah God speed and safe seas. She is a beacon of tenacity and spirit and also a really really nice person! Can’t wait to get you home and to bring one of the ships out to meet you
    Good luck and row well!
    From all of us

  2. Ross and Linda says:

    We will be thinking of you the whole way. Go for it girl, the best of luck.

  3. Go Sarah!

    Finally the next part of the journey begins.

    Keep safe.


  4. Flick says:

    Woohoo! Go Sarah!!! xxx

  5. Dale McClare says:

    All the best Sarah! Following you from Abu Dhabi in the UAE! Have a safe journey! Stay with my family in Nova Scotia, Canada when you get there! Love your courage, insights and all your strengths! Enjoy!

    Dale, Etsuko and Nell

  6. Linda, Cambridge says:

    Fantastic news – must be an amazing feeling to be out there on the ocean and under way!

  7. Paul Oliver says:

    Good luck Sarah. Hope all goes well for you.

  8. Susan says:

    Row, row, row Sarah! See you in Vancouver

  9. Karel says:

    Have a good one 🙂

  10. Bob says:

    Sarah — one of the great pleasures of following your adventure last year (before the typhoon) was being able to see your progress via the satellite tracker . I see that the satellite tracker page appears not to have been updated. I hope for your sake — and that of your devoted followers– that you have satellite tracking this go round. With best wishes and great admiration…

  11. Sarah says:

    Go for it Sarah! I’m a rower and sea kayaker. Very impressed by what you’ve done so far, and even more so that you’re back finishing the mission. I’ll be following your process with fingers crossed for good conditions.
    All the best from Switzerland

  12. Heather and Cameron says:

    Go for it Sarah! xxx Love Heather and Cameron

  13. Christine & Trevor says:

    Good luck and best wishes we’ll be watching you all the way.

  14. Christine & Kathleen says:

    Great news Sarah that you are finally under way. We will be with you all the way. Have a wonderful journey aand we shall look forward to hearing all your stories.

    Take care and stay safe.

    C & K

  15. Alex Korol says:

    The spirit of UA’s outdoor lovers with you Sarah! in minds n here we following You:)

  16. Philip says:

    Fantastic that you have continued your journey. Such an inspiration to us (bunch of Deputy Headteachers in Cambridgeshire). All best wishes and good luck!

  17. Gigi Walentiny says:

    And you’re OFF!!!! Know that you take many good wishes (and virtual rowers!) with you! You and Happy Socks stay safe!

    ~Gigi in Va. Beach

  18. Frank says:

    “May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face
    and may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.”

    Sarah, take care!

    From Germany

  19. Justin Lewis says:

    Great to hear you are finally on your way – congratulations and good luck for the crossing. We will make sure Canada doesn’t float off so it’s easy to find.

    Dundas, Ontario, Canada

  20. Trish dixon says:

    Just so pleased for you. Your patience has only been matched by your determination. Good luck and enjoy 🙂

  21. Barry Gumbert says:

    Fair thee well my dear.

    PS Linked-in won’t let me “recommend” Sarah as “One Bad Ass Chick”.

  22. Mary Ann Barton says:

    You put us all to shame, but go girl go ! Courage mon ami and God Speed

  23. Jean Stangroom says:

    Great News Sarah looking forward to the tracker and blogs,all the best
    Christine and Kathleen’s friend.Norwich Norfolk.

  24. From one global adventurer to another, wishing you Bon Voyage and best of luck from Norman and everyone at the team. May the wind always be in your face (well at least, while you are rowing….!) Cheers N.

  25. Susie Hewson says:

    Wow Sarah I missed your push off this weekend ‘cos I was cycling from London to the New Forest and around and about a bit. Saw you did a bit of the “usual” around and about a bit too – getting a feel for the water! Stop feeding the fish – didn’t you get the memo….pump those oars girl and less of the groaning over the side – big hugs and a huge sigh of admiration for an amazing SISTER.

  26. john Globemasterone says:

    Best wishes for a safe passage to Canada. GO HAPPY SOCKS !

  27. Alan says:

    Good heavens, Sarah, you left on my 65th birthday! We are both entering a new adventure! Hoping to see you when you go by Vancouver Island, BC. Wishing for calm seas and my the currents be with you!

  28. Gresham's Prep Year 6Y pupils says:

    We have just read your comments and can only imagine what it must be like; seems ages ago that Happy Socks was sitting in the snow on the school lawn! We are following you in class! Lots of luck, Ollie, Alex, Jamie, Theo, Izzy, Abbi, Kit, Seb, Liza, Olivia and Mrs Q! xxxxx

  29. Dar Wagner says:

    Way to go Sarah! We are following your progress! Good Luck!

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