Author-rower to share his experiences

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.comApril 27, 2014 

Adventure rower Jordan Hanssen will be the featured speaker at the Olympia Mountaineers Adventure Presentation May 7.

Hanssen’s “Rowing Into the Son” is his account of his experience on a 29-foot rowboat as the only American competitors in the first North Atlantic Rowing Race in 2006.

Hanssen and his three teammates rowed through hurricane-speed winds, passing freighters, flying fish, sharks and more. His story includes the dilemma that developed on Day 17 – with another 55 days to go – when the crew realized their food was running out.

The program will be at Friends Meeting House at Priest Point, 3201 Boston Harbor Road, Olympia. It begins at 6 p.m. with a potluck dinner and social hour. Attendees should bring a dish to share, plus their own plates and flatware. Hanssen’s talk will begin at 7 p.m.

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Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor,

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