“We may not have changed the world but we may have changed people’s perception of it.” Jordan Hanssen, Ocean Rower – Day 54 of 72, North Atlantic Rowing Race 2006.
Founded in 2005, OAR Northwest connects with partners to reach its expedition and program goals, while propelling youth, community members and businesses to their own extraordinary achievement. The crew for the CWF Africa to the Americas Expedition, a nearly 3,700nm mid-Atlantic crossing, include: Beijing Olympic Gold Medalist Adam Kreek, adventure filmmaker Markus Pukonen, Guinness World Record holder and North Atlantic Rowing Race veteran Jordan Hanssen, and whitewater rafting guide and wilderness EMT, Pat Fleming. Greg Spooner will be holding it all together on land at Mission Control. Jordan and Greg rowed 3,200 miles across the North Atlantic in 72 days from the USA to the UK without assistance. This Pacific Northwest based 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization is raising awareness and funds for the 2013 Africa to the Americas expedition with proud sponsorship from the Canadian Wildlife Federation. OAR Northwest proves that solid teams faced with extreme challenges can inspire excellence.
OAR Northwest offices are in Seattle, Washington, USA.