About Us

New Ocean Wave has been built on the desire to help people row across oceans. We do things a little differently from other race organisers, offering unparalleled levels of service and support from the moment you get in contact, to help you achieve your dream. Want to know more about what raises us above the rest? Take a look at our core values.

Chris Martin

Race Director

Chris Martin is a record-setting ocean rower and international athlete. Chris rowed at international level for six years and won a medal at each of the six World Championships where he raced. In 2005, he became the 30th person to row solo across the Atlantic. In 2006, he co-founded the Association of Ocean Rowers to help others who wanted to row an ocean. Since then he has offered advice and has provided land support for multiple ocean rowers and other adventurous trips. In 2009, earned a Guinness World Record (with Mick Dawson) for becoming the first team to row across the North Pacific from Japan to San Francisco.  Chris is the founder of New Ocean Wave and is dedicated to giving others the same amazing opportunities that he has enjoyed.


Race Consultant

Roz Savage is an ocean rower, environmental campaigner, author and speaker. She holds four world records for ocean rowing, including first woman to row solo across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. She has rowed over 15,000 miles, taken around 5 million oarstrokes, and spent cumulatively over 500 days of her life at sea in a 23-foot rowboat. Her book, “Rowing The Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean”, is published by Simon & Schuster. The documentary based on her Atlantic row toured the world as a finalist in the Banff Mountain Film Festival. She is a United Nations Climate Hero, an Athlete Ambassador for 350.org, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and in 2010 was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic.