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Mick Dawson

The Man who Rowed Across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to San Francisco

  • Former Royal Marines Commando serving in the Middle East
  • Inspiration for the Discovery Channel documentary “Rowing the Pacific”
  • Battled typhoons, hurricanes, sharks and killer whales to complete his journey
  • Inspires audiences with a vivid, humorous and touching recollection of his 189 days at sea

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Mick Dawson is one of the most experienced and successful ocean rowers in the world. A Guinness World Record Holder, to date, he has spent over 440 days at sea in rowing boats, covering a distance of almost 20,000 nautical miles. Having already successfully rowed the Atlantic Ocean twice. In 2009 together with his friend and rowing partner Chris Martin he skippered the first and only rowing boat to cross the North Pacific from Choshi in Japan to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. An epic voyage of nearly 7,000 miles which took 189 days 10 hours and fifty-five minutes to complete. One of the world’s last great firsts.

Mick is a former Royal Marines Commando, who saw active service both in the Falklands War and the Middle East. His lifelong passion for the ocean continued after his time in the Royal Marines when he went on to become a professional sailor and ultimately Record-breaking Ocean Rower. Alongside his speaking career and writing Mick is currently working with veterans on maritime projects to assist with their recovery from PTSD and combat injuries.

Discovery Channel produced a documentary on Mick’s 2009 row entitled: Rowing the Pacific.

Mick has recently written a book about his ocean rowing adventures: Published by Hachette, in the U.S. titled: Battling the Oceans on A Rowboat. (published 22nd August 2017). In the U.K. titled: Rowing the Pacific (21st of September 2017).

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