Roz Savage became the first woman to row solo across the Pacific Ocean in June 2010. In October, she, will make her first appearance in the Twin Cities to present her story of dreams, adventure and sustainability. She will speak at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at Sound Mind Body Healing Center in Eagan, MN.
As part of a 12-city speaking tour of the U.S. and Canada, she hopes to raise funds for her environmental mission and next adventure: a solo row across the Indian Ocean in 2011. If successful, she will be the first woman to row the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Together with her solo row across the Atlantic in 2005, she has rowed over 11,000 miles, taken 3.5 million oarstrokes, and spent cumulatively, 352 days alone at sea in a 23-foot rowboat.
She will talk about what inspired her to take up her oars in the fight for a cleaner, greener future. She applies the lessons learned in the crucible of the open ocean to the challenges facing us all at this pivotal moment in human history. She leads by example, emphasizing the power of the individual and his or her solitary actions in order to make a global difference. “My Pacific row is the perfect metaphor for how individuals have the power to make a difference. I could have sat under the Golden Gate Bridge and despaired, thinking that one oar stroke would make no difference. But you take a million tiny actions and add them all together, and you can achieve almost anything.” The event includes Roz signing her book, Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean, questions from the audience and a pot-luck buffet.
The minimum donation is $25. For information, call 651.688.2469 or visit www.soundmindbodyhealing.com. Sound Mind Body Healing Center is located at 1610 Blackhawk Lake Place in Eagan.