This winter, Oliver Crane '22, a graduate of the Peddie School, used his gap year to break a world record: At 19, Crane became the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Join PA3 the evening of April 4 to hear Oliver tell his tale, a journey that began in the Canary Islands and ended 44 days, 16 hours and 9 minutes later in Antigua.
As this article from PAW, notes, Oliver's high-tech 23-foot vessel included solar panels, navigation equipment, a water purifier, and a radio. But the obstacles on the 2,700-mile trip were, predictably, enormous. Come hear how tough things got and how Oliver found his way through a litany of deterrents and snags, from a sleeping cabin that leaked to six capsizes.
Oliver Crane's adventure raised more than $60,000 for Oceana, an international advocacy organization focused on ocean conservation. He also raised money for HomeFront, a local charity that helps the homeless.
What: Oliver Crane '22 gives a presentation on his solo transatlantic journey; a reception will follow the presentation
Where: East Pyne 010
When: Wednesday, April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, but donations may be given to HomeFront. in recognition of Oliver's voyage and efforts
Preregistration required (so we can plan refreshments) - email Lydia at firstname.lastname@example.org