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Row across the Indian ocean


Theodore Rezvoy

 born May 29th 1968 in Odessa, Ukraine.
Married to Lyudmila, their son Dimitriy is 8 years old.
Education: Institute of Fine Arts Odessa;
Diploma in advanced sailing courses.
From 1986 till 1988 served as private in the Soviet Army (Army Air Force)

Working experience

From 7 years old was a child-actor in several films of Odessa Film Studio;
his teenage years were spent every summer working in geological expeditions in the mountains of the Pamirs (North-Western part of the Himalayas);
after graduating from the Institute he was in set-design at Odessa Film Studio and later - in commercial computer design.

Sporting experience

Mountaineering, skiing, martial arts, archery, tennis, volley-ball.
Horse-riding and rowing - since 3 years old, due to "geological childhood" with his father-geologist and sea-side location of his native city of Odessa, with family summer cottage and his own boat "Ryzhyk" ("Red-haired"/ "Ginger") at the Dnestrovsky Liman (Dnestr-river Estuary) - "the ocean of his childhood"


Growing up in the family of geologists, biologists and artists, and, maybe, by inheriting genes of nine generations of the Rezvoys - explorers and generals, serving Tsar's of Russia of 1800s ,- Theodore was destined to be imbued with the air of adventure. In 1992 he first learnt about Peter Bird's row from his uncle, Ivan Rezvoy, who was part of the team of support for Peter's project in Russia.
Since 2000 Theodore took over the web-site of the Ocean Rowing Society as a web-master - responsibility, handed down to him by site's creator, Tom Lynch of California.
orking for The Ocean Rowing Society enabled Theodore to be involved in oceanrowing directly.
In 2001 Theodore rowed The Atlantic East - West solo, from
La Gomera (Canary Islands) to Barbados (West Indies) and became the first oceanrower from the former Soviet Union
In 2003 Theodore undertook an attempt to row from New York to Europe, but due to unexpected encounter with an US Navy missile-carrier ‘US Doyle’, he had to stop his journey because his boat was severely damaged.

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