Indian Ocean Race 2009

The inaugural Indian Ocean Rowing Race in 2009 will start out from Australia’s Western coast in April 2009. One entrant, Sarah Outen, hopes to cover the 3000 mile voyage to Mauritius in less than 111 days in a bid to become the first woman, as well as the youngest and fastest person, to make the crossing.

Previously a club captain at St Hugh’s College Oxford, Sarah is training hard on and off the water for the race which will demand rowing for up to 12 hours a day battling wind, waves and shipping traffic. It will be a huge test of commitment, endurance and stamina.

For further details visit Sarah’s website www.sarahouten.co.uk