Danny Sunkel
Tasman Trespasser
Tasman Trespasser
8:55PM 10th Jun 09

I've just finished reading Tasman Trespasser. In 1977 Colin Quincey rowed across across the Tasman from Hokianga in the North to Marcus Beach North of Brisbane - Arriving pretty much out of food in 63 days. Now Colin did it when men were men and didn't have a cabin hatch to close when it was time to hit the pillow. In fact he would spend a good portion of his sleeping time, lying in water and waking enough to do a bit of bailing water before drifting off to sleep again.  


Colin I have to say you make modern ocean rowers including myself (when I have actually rowed an ocean) look like pussies.

Tasman Trespasser is a great read, I started reading it and couldn't put it down - finishing it in less than a week. I picked my copy up on Trademe and there were a couple of other copies on there when I bought mine. 


Hi, I met Colin in the Mall in Whangarei in around 1978 where he was selling his book. Not a big guy by any means but he must have been very tough mentally. By the way he was not a New Zealander. He was a Yorkshireman. Thats captain Cook country as I recall.

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