Rowing Across the Indian Ocean with Roz Savage

By March 9, 2011 September 17th, 2011 Interviews

Roz Savage is preparing to embark on her third row across the Oceans voyage to raise awareness for sustainable living. When Roz rows across Oceans she does it without a chase boat to ensure she is safe and to provide her with food and water. She is alone. I got to interview Roz and ask her a few questions on her past, present and future thoughts on the way we live as a world society and how that lifestyle impacts the Oceans. We discuss her plans for rowing across the Indian Ocean and the challenges she expects from mother nature, maintenance of clean drinkable water, and nutrition as well as challenges she wants to avoid – namely PIRATES! Take a listen and enjoy the podcast as we get to know a Speak Up for the Blue Ocean Leader.

I had the chance to catch up with a delightful Roz Savage, a Speak Up for the Blue Ocean Leader, the other day to discuss her preparations for her upcoming voyage of rowing across the Indian Ocean. This will be her 3rd trip across a major Ocean – she rowed across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. So why does Roz swim across Oceans? Well, she wants to increase awareness of living a more sustainable life. She doesn’t profess living like a cave person, but she would like people to be aware of the number of wasteful material things we use in our daily lives. Reducing the use of single-use plastic products (items we use only once and throw away) such as plastic bags, packaging, lighters, and water/pop bottles will not only help reduce pollution in the Oceans, but it will reduce the number of animals that die due to choking while trying to eat plastic as they mistake them for prey (a plastic bag looks like a jellyfish to Sea Turtles!).

Join me as I get to know Roz Savage and find out why she decided to change her life of comfort working a 9-5 to a life of uncertainty and adventure. I also talk to her about the challenges mother nature presents her on her journeys and what challenges she is expecting for her upcoming row across the Indian Ocean. We even talk about the threats of Pirates! Finally, we discuss how individuals can reduce their daily impact on the environment (including the Oceans) and how it can benefit them in the long run.


Interview with Roz Savage, Ocean Rower from Andrew Lewin on Vimeo.

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  • outsidejay says:

    Roz can easily be found on Facebook and Twitter. She has authored Rowing the Atlantic, Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean. She has a documentary of the same title featured in the Banff Mountain Film Festival. A easy search on youtube will show her courage, tenacity and audacity.

    She IS living a very passionate life. You will benefit from knowing of her story.


    Go Roz Row!

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