London, March 18th 1944 - London, January 17th 2016
member of Gladstone Warwick Rowing Club, London.
and was an active rowing member of Thames Rowing Club, London .
years hitch-hiking journey around the world visiting 60
stringer/reporter for "Daily Sketch" (NY office) greeted
John Fairfax in Hollywood Beach Florida for arrival of the first
solo row across an ocean.
Arranged for display of "Britannia" at Buffalo New York
Race from Top of Empire State Building (New York) to top of GPO
across the country from New York to Los Angeles and then
rode a bicycle from
Glendale, Los Angeles to Mexico City
- 1755 miles (2824 km)
Francisco to live there for next 30 years (residence still
maintained in Santa Rosa, CA).
San Francisco departure of the first row across the Pacific Ocean
by John Fairfax and Sylvia Cook (GB).
person to run across Death Valley (the hottest place on earth, in
August - 130 degrees), from Jubilee Pass to Scotties Castle.
Alcatraz to San Francisco at Christmas time.
bicycle from London to Dundee Scotland, swam the Firth of Fourth
(river in Scotland) and run to Edinburgh.
person to run 500 miles from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
bicycle from San Francisco to Ketchikan, Alaska.
bicycle across Death Valley from Badwater to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Badwater in Death Valley - the lowest point in Continental US, to
top of Mt. Whitney - the highest point in USA.
and coordinated Peter Bird's (GB) row from San Francisco to
Associate producer of the film called "The Longest Row".
Bird founded the Ocean Rowing Society in San Francisco, CA.
"The Longest Row" won Grand Prix prize at La Plan
(France) Adventure Film Festival.
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London.
HMG in the release of British citizen Richard Knight from
Vietnamese prison in Hanoi.
Thai Government in release of two Thai fishermen (arrested with
Richard Knight) from Vietnamese prison in Hanoi.
with Mick Cerre of Globe TV in
"The Human Race" - a
scavenger hunt race around the world, San Francisco - San
support of Sector No Limits programme and coordinator of rows of
Peter Bird (GB), Tori Murden (USA), Peggy Bouchet (France),
Elisabeth Hoff (Norway).
first westerners into Vladivostok (it was a closed city) to plan
Peter Bird's row from Vladivostok to San Francisco.
times in Vladivostok for start of Peter Bird's Pacific Ocean Rows.
registered Ocean Rowing Society in London;
launched the Ocean Rowing Society web-site (credit and thanks to
the American Director of the ORS - Tom Lynch);
was present to record Port St. Charles Ocean Rowing Race from
Tenerife to Barbados, highlighted on the Ocean Rowing Society
Peter Bird Trophy For Tenacity and Perseverance at the
annual Dijon International Adventure Film Festival.
book "Ocean Rowers" (with Steve Boga, USA);
directly involved in projects of several ocean rowers (besides
Sector No Limits team), such as Andrew Halsey (GB), Richard Jones
record Ward Evans Ocean Rowing Race from Tenerife to Barbados.
Coordinated row of Theodore Rezvoy (Ukraine)
row of Fedor Konyukhov (Russia).
in projects of Anne Quemere (France) and Martin Wood (GB).
Coordination of the
project of Theodore Rezvoy (Ukraine);
Launching new design of ORS
ocean rowboat ("Ukraine", "Queensgate", "Macmillan Spirit")
2004 - Ocean Rowing Society Atlantic Rowing Regatta from La Gomera to
Barbados, commemorating 35 years of the first solo row across the Atlantic
Ocean by John Fairfax.
projects of Stuart Boreham (GB), Pavel Rezvoy (Ukraine), Andreas
Rommel (Germany), Anne Quemere (France), Brett Sparrow (Zimbabwe)
and Scott Wonenberg (USA), Alex Bellini (Italy)
Organizing ( together with Julian
McHardy) The Second ORS Black Tie Dinner ( 120 attendees) at The Army
and Navy Club
2007, 2008, 2011
more to follow - under