Arts Interview: Mick Dawson, World Record Holder, Film-maker and Adventurer

July 23, 2017

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Arts Interview: In-Depth Conversation with Mick Dawson 

Ruth Copland interviews Mick Dawson, world-record holder, film-maker, Royal Marines Commando, sailor, defender of ships from Somali pirates, and motivational speaker. Having served in the Falklands War at seventeen and in the Middle East Mick followed his military career by pursuing his passion for the ocean and gained a world record with Chris Martin for being the first and only people to successfully row 7,000 miles across the North Pacific to San Francisco. We talk about Mick's life of adventure; why he pushes himself to break boundaries; the experiences that led to the epic North Pacific row; his brush with death; his documentary film about 189 days at sea 'Rowing the Pacific' produced with the Discovery Channel; what inspires him to keep stretching himself, and more. Mick is the author of the new book Battling the Ocean in a Rowboat: Crossing the Atlantic and North Pacific on Oars and Grit (US version), Rowing the Pacific: 7,000 Miles from Japan to San Francisco (UK Version).

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