Surrounded by thousands of miles of ocean, Shaun Quincey has no drinking water.
Surrounded by thousands of miles of ocean, Shaun Quincey has no drinking water.

Ocean rower has fresh water dramas

HALFWAY through his voyage across the Tasman Sea, ocean rower Shaun Quincey is desperately conserving his water, after troubles with his desalination machine.

The solo trans-Tasman rower’s desalinater has broken, meaning the New Zealander will now have to rely on the water he is carrying and whatever falls from the sky.

“In terms of the water maker, Shaun has decided to leave if for two or three days in order to make the most of good rowing conditions,” his support crew said.

“This will allow the battery to fully charge as the water maker might not be receiving enough power.

“It is pretty incredible how mentally strong he is considering the adversities he has faced recently and messages of support on his website have definitely assisted.”

Shaun has now clocked up 30 days on the open ocean now and was yesterday a little over half way through the 2500-kilometre paddle from Coffs Harbour to Taranaki.



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