I attempted to row solo and unsupported from Japan, across the North Pacific Ocean, to the USA in 2012. After 35 days, my World Record attempt was ended prematurely after Typhoon/Tropical Storm Mawar struck. I was inside my boat when it capsized several times. All capsizes but one were sideways 'normal' capsize. One capsize was pitchpole (end over end), which caused some damage to my boat. A passing ship picked me up 36hrs or so later.
My boat has been repaired, but some of my equipment was either lost at sea, or was broken. As much kit as possible was salvaged and brought back to the UK, to be used again in 2018.
To get back on the water, to train, I still need equipment replacing. If it's not replaced, I'm unable to train. Training for this voyage, which could last up to 6 months, is crucial to understanding every part of the boat, every piece of equipment on the boat, how it works, how to maintain it, how to make sure nothing breaks - nothing is left to chance.
Your help would be hugely appreciated! Watch my video, it should give you more information about what Pacific 2012 was all about.