Two Hours On Two Hours Off
UITGEVERIJ PODIUM. The Netherlands
Once I started, I couldn't stop. I knew it turned out well in the end, but still, the unforgiving sea put these men to a terrible test... I'm glad I was not in that boat! ANNE KOOMEN-BEZEMER
You feel every moment of the journey--across the ocean, of course, but also in personal growth. Yet again I am moved by this story. MAX KLOOSTERMAN
Four Dutch friends test themselves in an extreme challenge: Build a boat. Learn to row. Train for 3 years. Row 6350 km across the treacherous North Atlantic (2 hours on/2 hours off) for 60 days. Break the world record for the fastest crossing. And they succeed!
Most of us live our lives on the brink of possibilities we never explore. If we were to apply the skills these men learned on their astonishing adventure, we could accomplish wonders.
The men of the team, OCEANS FOURS, wanted to know what they were made of. With preparation, training and enduring friendship, they proved themselves to be capable of even more than they expected.
Under extreme emotional and physical duress, many rowers turn on one another after 60 days at sea. Not willing to risk their friendship the team learned to stretch their humor, kindness and generosity to the limit--even under adversity.
They won the title: Fastest Modern Unsupported Crossing by Rowers on the North Atlantic: 6350 km (3946 mi) in 60 days 16 hours 19 minutes
TWEE UUR OP, TWEE UUR AF (Dutch) Available soon in English.
BOOK EXCERPT. (English) Party Animal Turns Captain
WRITER : DONNA BEECH
COLLABORATORS : MAARTEN STAARINK, GIJS GROENEVELD
What a great book! I read it in one breath. B. VAN DER VEEN
A candid story. I felt like I actually crawled under the skin of each rower. A must-read book for anyone interested in personal & team development in its purest form. RICHARD F
Rock solid. Packed with lessons: How deep can you go as a human being? What does teamwork really mean? How do you hold onto mental clarity in the face of challenges? Highly recommended! JORIS GROENENDIJK