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"We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T.S.Eliot



Home-Ocean Rowing Society page for Tori's row.

Sector No Limits American Pearl- Home page for Tori's team in Louisville, Ky.
Fact Sheet-A brief overview of Tori Murden’s attempt to become the first American and first woman to row solo across the North Atlantic Ocean.
Rower Victoria MurdenA profile of Victoria Murden.
First American, First Woman to Row an Ocean Solo-A detailed review of the voyage.
SECTOR NO LIMITS American Pearl -The rowboat’s history, design and specifications.
Route Map-Visual overview of Tori’s route across the Atlantic
The Watch-To understand Sector is to experience NO LIMITS
NoLimitsWear-Technical gear designed specifically for No Limits Team Athletes
What’s on Board- Equipment, food, clothing and even  "luxuries".
Victoria Murden A look at the woman who embodies No Limits.

Press Office -Julie Wellik, Susan
Barnes or Kevin Plagman
1426 Eighteenth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone415.863.7220Mobile415.215.9459
Fax415.621.2907Email comwest@comwest.com

Technical Support
Columbia River
Christophe Hebert
215, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux - France
Tel: 33(0)1 47 36 33 16-Fax: 33(0)1 47 36 02 64-e-mail: columbia@slj.fr

Fact Sheet

Adventurer-   Tori Murden, American rower

Challenge-   A solo crossing of the North Atlantic Ocean from the United States to France by rowboat.

Vessel-  SECTOR NO LIMITS American Pearl, originally designed for the 1997 Atlantic Rowing Race and constructed for two rowers. Tori’s rowboat is 23 feet long, 6 feet wide and weighs approximately 1,500 pounds fully loaded.

Schedule-  Tori plans to launch from Wanchese, on the outer banks of North Carolina, in early June 1998. Her target destination and landfall is Brest, the West Coast of France in mid-September.

Distance-  3,635 miles as the crow flies – the farthest distance ever attempted for a North Atlantic crossing.

Length of Voyage-  100 - 120 days

Sponsor-  Sector Sport Watches and No Limits Wear

Mission-  To test the limits of human endurance. "Working to heal the weak and feeble parts of our communities is far more challenging than rowing a boat. But from rowing I gain courage for the job." – Tori Murden

Official Website-   www.adept.net/americanpearl