The Ocean Rowing Podcast

Amanda Painter

This is the podcast that puts all your Ocean Rowing questions in one place. Follow along as Amanda Painter, PT, DPT prepares to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 2022 and shares her thought process and what she learns along the way. Episodes are a mix of interviews and Amanda talking about her current situation and thoughts in regards to her plan to row across the Atlantic.

Finding info on how to row an ocean is hard, so this Podcast includes interviews of people in the ocean rowing world, to learn their why, their stories, and how they did it. The goal is to help share the knowledge of ocean rowing and have all these stories and info in one place.

All Episodes

Update Episode #27 First Aid Kits! Tips from ocean rowers on what they used and brought with them on their ocean crossing!   Music from bensound

Jun 10

7 min 49 sec

Alex Mason is an adventurist on land and water! From hiking to ocean rowing, Alex crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a 4 person boat in early 2020 and is planning to row across the Indian Ocean in 2022 and is part of MonkeyFist Adventures! Learn a little about the differences between an organized crossing and an independent crossing as well as some fundraising tricks, sea sickness and so much more! https://www.toughgirlchallenges.com/single-post/alex-mason Music from bensound  

Jun 3

1 hr 22 min

Update Episode #26 Let's talk about your bootie!!! What do you use for your bum in the ocean?   Music from bensound

May 26

6 min 4 sec

Mark Potter is a future ocean rower taking on the NOMAN is an island race to end HPV by joining a crew to do a short but important row! Nobody said ocean rowing had to be from conitnent to continent! Learn about what Mark is rowing for, a bit about this race, how much work it still takes to get to the starting line, and how this might be a great option for ocean rowers! Support Mark here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mark-potter-noman Music from bensound

Apr 22

51 min 10 sec

Update Episode #25 Book Review #1 - Alone Across the Pacific Ocean by Alex Bellini Book: https://amzn.to/2Rk5oCx Music from bensound

Apr 9

8 min 53 sec

I have gathered book recommendations from ocean rowers! Listen for more info, but here's some info. Sally's Odd at Sea - Sally Kettle Rowing the Atlantic - Roz Savage Stop Drifting, start rowing - Row Savage Dare to Do - Sarah Outen Rowing it alone - Debra Searle Battling the oceans in a rowboat - Mick Dawson Little Shop of Fools - Charles Wilkens The Naked Rower by Rob Hamill - although really hard to find The Oarsome Adventures of a Fat Boy Rower - Kevin Biggar Alone Across the Pacific Ocean - Alen Bellini and Francesca Urso Daring the Sea - David Shaw  Rowing into the Son - Jordan Hanssen On Tempestuous Seas…rowing two oceans by Elin Has Davies  Antigua or Bust - Rachel Smith Four Mums In a Boat - Janette Beaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg, Frances Davies The Crossing - Ben Fogle A fighting chance - Chat Blythe and John Ridgeway Atlantic Lady - Dianne Carrington Row Aurora by Dawn Wood Across the Savage Sea - Maud Fontenoy How to Break the Atlantic Rowing World Record after brain surgery - Emma Wolstenholme Alone - The true story of the man who fought sharks, waves, and weather of the pacific and won - Gerard d’Aboville Bold Man of the Sea: My Epic Journey - Jim Shekhdar A Pearl in the Storm: How I found my heart in the middle of the ocean - Tori Murden Row for Freedom: Crossing an Ocean in Search of Hope - Julia Immonen Just Keep Rowing: Lessons from the Atlantic Ocean by the youngest person to row it alone by Katie Spotz Music from bensound

Apr 9

8 min 14 sec

Update episode #22: What is dot watching, updates on TWAC, and future episode info. music from bensound

Apr 9

8 min 6 sec

Claire Allinson from Oarsome Foursome was part of the fastest female trio to cross the Atlantic in TWAC 2019. This episode goes back to our origins and provides so many useful tips for future ocean rowers, that you have to check this podcast out if you are planning to row an ocean. You can reach Claire at Clallinson@hotmail.com Music from bensound.com

Mar 25

47 min 33 sec

A quick shoutout to those still crossing the Atlantic! Let's not forget some people are still on their crossing and we wish them the best of luck!   Music from bensound

Feb 11

4 min 37 sec

Amanda Challans from Team Boatylicious set the world record as the first all female team to cross the mid-Pacific. From racing hurricanes to a huge amount of tips for future ocean rowers, this episode is packed with knowledge. She has rowed solo and in a four-women team, so great for all ocean rowers to listen to! Check out her top 10 tips guide at: https://www.amandachallans.com/blog/10-things-you-should-know-about-ocean-rowing music from bensound

Jan 21

50 min 9 sec

Claire Hughes rowed the Atlantic in 2018 as the only female in a four person boat, as part of Team Tyne. She shares her experience as the only women with three men, along with what her biggest struggle was on the water (it wasn't the bum or the hands!), how to prepare for a successful trip, and a great tip for fundraising that I am definitely going to try out! This was an amazing episode you should check out. Take a listen to learn about her next row that is coming up in the summer of 2021! Music from bensound

Dec 2020

45 min 44 sec

Update Episode 21 TWAC is about to start! Wishing well wishes to everyone and what can we do for those about to take off? Music from bensound.

Dec 2020

7 min 51 sec

Pual and Billy from Foar From Home chat about where they are on their journey to get ready to cross the Atlantic in TWAC at a quad. It was great chatting and learning from another American based team and seeing how their fundraising has adapted with the current COVID times. If you are looking to cross and figuring out funding, this is a great one for you! Music from bensound

Nov 2020

50 min 21 sec

Update Episode #20. A short update on my progress! Boat is on hold, garage is in process, charities in the works, and SHIRTS coming soon for the cause!

Nov 2020

4 min 45 sec

Making progress! My boat is going to be coming along soon! Find out how by listening to this super short update episode. Music by bensound.com

Oct 2020

4 min 14 sec

Janwillem is another future solo ocean rower for TWAC 2022. Hear about where he is on his journey, what got him interested in ocean rowing, and what his next steps are. Art of Resilience book - https://amzn.to/2A434XX Music from bensound

Sep 2020

40 min 22 sec

Update Episode #18 I need your help! If you would like to be on the ocean rowing podcast, or know someone else who would be a great guest, please email me at mail@oceanrowingpodcast.com Music from bensound.com

Sep 2020

2 min 43 sec

Update episode #17. I started reading Sally Kettle's book, Sally's Odd At Sea. I also finished the charity row for 10 million meters and can't wait for the next one. Having some comraderie as a solo rower was really helpful at getting me back on the rower. More about Rowers Without Borders: https://youtu.be/hNQtD4c9qUY Book: https://www.sallykettle.com Music from bensound

Aug 2020

5 min 38 sec

Mike is a future solo ocean rower planning on rowing the Atlantic as part of TWAC 2022. Learn about his recent campaign start, how he is taking action now, 2.5 years before the start line, and what is motivating him to row and why. If anyone wants to learn more or even donate or sponsor, everything you needs is at www.theatlanticgrappler.com Music from bensound

Jul 2020

47 min 6 sec

Update Episode #16. Another update episode. I am taking part in my first charity row. I lost my desire to row, but finally gained it back by rowing with others and I have regained that momentum to keep going towards my million meters in 2020 goal!   Music from bensound

Jul 2020

5 min 12 sec

Rachel Smith is a dragon boat racer champion turned ocean rowing! Rachel rowed in a pair with Lin Diably in the 2007 TWAC. Rachel shared so much in regards to planning and coping with fear. She also shares her experience with capsizing 300 miles off the coast of Antigua. She also shares some stories that are hysterical! She's a great story teller! Plus they have two Guinness Records: Fastest British Women and Oldest Women's Pair! Music from bensound

Jun 2020

1 hr 4 min

Update episode #15 I DID IT! I had surgery. Learn what, why, and how it went! Music from bensound

Jun 2020

7 min 11 sec

Guin is a silver medalist in Crew and set world records in ocean rowing! She was part of a five women crew to row from west to east across the Atlantic. We chatted about the differences between crew and ocean rowing, training, and so much more! Also the inspiration for how the podcast will shift a little! Music from bensound

May 2020

59 min 13 sec

Update episode #14. Race plans on hold but I scheduled my surgery! Also, Rachel Smith shared a great list of things to keep in mind for planning your crossing and fundraising, so we are sharing them with you here! Music from bensound.com

May 2020

11 min 32 sec

Special guest Sally Kettle didn't just row the Atlantic ocean once...she did it twice! She talks about both experiences, how they were different, and improvements she sees could bring this spor to the next level for woman. This was definitely an amazing episode, and once again, my passion for ocean rowing was united while talking to her. A must listen to episode for sure! sallykettle.com https://www.instagram.com/activepregnancyfoundation/   Music by bensound

Apr 2020

58 min 33 sec

Update Episode #13. Amidst corona and what changes I see for the podcast. Also, want to be a guest? Music from bensound.

Apr 2020

5 min 12 sec

Honorine just crossed the Atlantic as part of Atlantic Expedition in a group of five. She was the only female, and only had a few months to train! Hear about her experience and some amazing tips to keep in mind on your crossing! Music by bensound

Mar 2020

50 min 40 sec

Dianne was the first and oldest women to row across the Atlantic Ocean in 2017 in a trio. She gives great insight to female rowers on what to bring, as well as lots of food advice and shares her traumatic experience with capsizing, twice. This episode is filled with so much value.   Music from bensound

Feb 2020

58 min 43 sec

Update Episode #11. Started some training, and a challenging qustion to get you other future ocean rowers thinking Here is a link to the facebook group I mention. https://www.facebook.com/groups/313722842846054/ Music by bensound.com

Feb 2020

6 min 4 sec

Greg Spooner is an accomplished ocean rower and physical therapist. He was part of the first transatlantic rowing race in 2006 and sine then has done multiple indpendent and coastal rows. Greg is honest and open in this episode and gives great insite into what happens when things go wrong, and from a unique perspective, as, or two...pun intended (listen to the whole episode if you don't get it). http://oarnorthwest.com/expeditions/previous-trip-blogs/ Music from bensound

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Jan 2020

1 hr 21 min

Update Episode #10. Fundraising has begun, another team is registered for TWAC 2022, and hear a little about our next guests! Music from bensound.com

Jan 2020

5 min 24 sec

Michelle was the first Australian women to cross the Atlantic solo after competing in TWAC 2018. Michelle built her own boat, encountered hardships throughout her journey, and triumphed through it all. We get a different perspective from Michelle and I had a blast relating and connecting with this amazing women. She shares it all with us and gives some insight into what her next challenge might be in the future!

Dec 2019

1 hr 5 min

Update Episode #9. TWAC 2019 takes off today! Good luck to everyone crossing! Also, how I am going to start my fundraising now!   Music credit bensound.com

Dec 2019

6 min 3 sec

This is the first episode with more than one guest! Girls Who Dare is a four member all female crew doing the Great Pacific Race in 2020. On this episode, three of the crew, Jess Shuman, Anna Campbell, and Kat Butler share their biggest fears, current struggles, and where they are now. We had tons of laughs throughout and it was a blast. I hope you enjoy it!   Music from bensound.com

Nov 2019

49 min 26 sec

This is update #8, where I tell you a little about me and answer questions. Mark Pfetzer is another future ocean rower who will be crossing when I do. He reached out with a great question and I answer it here… what books have I read so far re Ocean rowing. Here are the books and links: Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Ocean - Roz Savage, https://amzn.to/2nvBahl. Dare to Do: Taking on the planet by bike and boat - Sarah Outen, https://amzn.to/2objwzv. Battling the Oceans in a Rowboat: Crossing - Mick Dawson, https://amzn.to/2ohnMx9. Rowing It Alone - Debra Searle, https://amzn.to/2niA0Wu.    Music from bensound.com

Nov 2019

5 min 30 sec

Our special guest this episode is Ian Davies of Atlantic Mavericks. Ian is part of a four man crew looking to cross the Atlantic in December of 2019 as part of TWAC. He is the second person on the podcast who has not done an ocean crossing yet and gives some great insight from that perspective. Fundraising, duck races, tips for people who do donate to the cause, and so much more!   Music from bensound.com

Oct 2019

46 min 29 sec

Update episode #7! After talking to our next guest, I decided I need to start planning some things sooner rather than later. Listen to find out what I need and how you can possibly help me! It's small, :)    Music from bensound.com

Oct 2019

6 min 14 sec

Our special guest this episode is Megan Hoskin who was part of the first trio and youngest to cross the Pacific Ocean in summer of 2018 as part of the Great Pacific Race. Learn how her and her team had rowed through two hurricanes, had to manually pump the water out of their boat for almost the entire crossing, and what you absolutely need to think about before crossing to keep your sanity and technological devices in tact. To watch their video go here: https://youtu.be/ExcOUDhFy_s Intro music from: www.bensound.com

Sep 2019

48 min 3 sec

This is update episode #6!. Hear where I am and what steps I have taken to start getting ready for my trip. Clue - it involves actually doing something!   Music from bensound.com

Sep 2019

6 min 59 sec

Special Guest Kelda Wood of Row to Raise. Kelda is so refreshingly honest in this episode. She tells us how she avoided butt sores, hand issues, and some of her maintenance routine to help her feel human and stay clean through her crossing. She is a solo rower that had a unique schedule and I was so excited to hear about it. I hope you enjoy! Music from www.bensound.com  

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Aug 2019

50 min 40 sec

This is my fifth update episode. I wear contacts...do you? The steps I am taking to deal with this and some info on our next podcast guest!   Music from www.Bensound.com

Aug 2019

6 min 50 sec

Special guest episode with Justin Coleman of Heads Together and Row! Justin was part of a co-ed quad that was part of the Talker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge in 2018. Justin shares how this was his second attempt to cross an ocean, in which he succeeded, and gives so many helpful hints and information on crossing an ocean, food, rowing naked, and so much more that the time just flew by! Check it out! :) Intro music from: www.bensound.com

Jul 2019

1 hr 8 min

This is update episode 4! Answering some common questions I get a lot when I tell people I want to row across an ocean. Where do you go to the bathroom? Where do you sleep? How big is the boat? What happens when you sleep? Why do you have to get off the boat? What do you do in a storm? Etc... Music from www.Bensound.com

Jul 2019

8 min 44 sec

This is a special episode with a future ocean rower! Pete Rhodes shares where he is at, why he is doing this, why he is raising money for an amazing hospital, Aberdeen Hospital, and how he is building his boat! Pete is the first future rower to be on the podcast and this is the first of a few podcast episodes as we follow him through his journey of getting to and ultimately crossing the Atlantic Ocean. He plans on rowing solo, not in a race, in May of 2020! Intro music from: www.bensound.com

Jun 2019

53 min

Third update episode. Filling you in on where I am in my planning/journey. FEAR...that is the theme of this one. For the first time, I am scared to cross the ocean. Listen to why and how I am working on overcoming it. Intro music from: www.bensound.com

Jun 2019

9 min 36 sec

My second interview podcast, with guest speaker, Tim Crockett from Tame the Kraken! The first solo ocean rower on the podcast, and he gives so much advice about rowing an ocean that it's like he was in my head. Learn what to bring with you, how a beanbag and large rubber duck named Roy made it onto his packing list, and how his auto helm didn't cooperate, but he lets us in on the secret to not have that happen on a future row. Plus so much more! Intro music from: www.bensound.com

May 2019

1 hr 21 min

This is my second update episode! In this episode I answer some questions, to the best of my ability, that I've gotten from inquiring minds such as... What's the difference between ocean rowing and crew? What type of campaign do I want to run? Do I want to break a record? What kind of boat do I want? How can you practice ocean rowing with no ocean around? I also give some insight into where I am in my boat planning and decision making. Along with giving some info on who is coming on the podcast next and how you can follow a future ocean rower who is currently building his boat and planning his trip for the Atlantic! Intro music from: www.bensound.com Follow Pete on IG at: rownorthatlantic

Apr 2019

11 min 56 sec

Our first guest interview! In this episode, listen to some of Susan Ronaldson's story crossing the Atlantic Ocean in TWAC 2018. She was part of an all female trio that completed their crossing in 61 days.  Since this is our first guest, I ask questions about training, fundraising, how she got started when they decided to row across the Atlantic and I got the low down on her favorite food at sea and the struggles they faced starting on day 3! Get in touch with Susan and her team on instagram at: http://bit.ly/2Pev3Y7 Intro music from: www.bensound.com

Apr 2019

1 hr 1 min

This is an update episode. Update episodes will tell you about where I am now, and what questions I am hoping to get answered in the upcoming podcasts, and a little about my story. This episode talks about where I am in my journey, explains what Ocean Rowing is, and what questions I am currently struggling with. Also an intro into our first guest for episode 3! Music from www.Bensound.com

Apr 2019

7 min 27 sec

Learn what this podcast is about, why I created it, what I hope comes from it and how you can help! Follow along as I learn all about ocean rowing, how to get started rowing an ocean, and learn from experts in various areas and ocean rowers who have completed crossings. Music from www.bensound.com

Apr 2019

5 min 24 sec