ROZ SAVAGE PROFILE
1967: Roz is born in Cheshire, England.
1972-1985: Attends school in County Durham, Cheshire and Cambridge.
1986-1989: Reads law at University College, Oxford.
1988: Rows for Oxford University Women’s Boat Club (Osiris crew) against Cambridge.
1989: Rows for Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club against Cambridge
1989-1994: Works for Andersen Consulting
(now Accenture), as a management consultant in the Financial Markets Division. She continues rowing, now for the Thames Rowing Club in London.
1994-1997: Takes a job at CHP Consulting, providing software to asset finance companies.
1997-2000: Project manager for UBS investment bank.
2000-2001: Moves to New York, working part-time as a photographer.
2003: Embarks on her first adventure: three months in Peru. Her experiences include an expedition in the Peruvian cloudforest to discover Inca ruins; a pilgrimage to Ausangate; a study of petroglyphs in the desert near Arequipa; a trip up the Amazon to try hallucinogenic ayahuasca; and two mountaineering expeditions in the Cordillera Blanca. She writes a book about her experiences.
2004: Announces her intention to row across the Atlantic Ocean, solo.
2005-2006: Roz completes her epic crossing, taking 103 days to cross from the Canary Islands to Antigua, posting daily blogs to her website until her communications fail a month before the end, leaving her totally isolated for the remainder of the row - she was the only solo woman to compete in the 3,000-mile Atlantic Rowing Race.
2006: Roz reveals her plan to row solo across the Pacific Ocean
2007: Launches her Pacific attempt, only for it to end after 10 days when stormy weather causes her boat to capsize 3 times in 24 hours, losing vital equipment.
2008: At midnight on May 25th 2008 , beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, Cheshire born Roz Savage took her first strokes aboard a 24-foot rowboat. As she rowed out to sea on the ebb tide, Roz officially began her solo
journey across the Pacific Ocean.
14th Aug 2008, Roz meets up with JUNK in a miraculous reunion in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean. Roz’s rowing boat climbs aboard a raft built almost entirely of junk (15,00 plastic bottles) for dinner and to share their findings on plastic pollution.
On Monday 1st of September 2008, Roz successfully completed over 2,900 miles of her epic Solo Pacific Rowing Voyage, arriving tired but elated in Hawaii.
2009: Roz aims to start the second stage of her epic Pacific Rowing Challenge in early 2009, a gruelling 2,620 miles from Hawaii to the small island of Tuvalu.