Alone Against the Tasman
In March 2010, 25 year-old Kiwi Shaun Quincey became only the second person in history to row solo across the Tasman Sea and live to tell the tale. In nearly two months alone in a 7m rowboat at sea, he overcame storms, broken equipment, capsize, sheer terror and nagging doubt. What made the voyage even more emotional for Shaun, was that he was following in his father’s footsteps. The only other person to have successfully achieved the near-superhuman feat of rowing solo across the Tasman was Shaun’s Dad Colin Quincey, who made the crossing 23 years earlier.