On January 23, 2013, four men captained by
Jordan Hanssen ’04 set out from Dakar, Senegal,
West Africa, bound for Miami, attempting
to be the first to row a boat unassisted from
mainland Africa to mainland North America.
They were in the home stretch, a section of ocean
in which favorable winds and currents would
speed the rowers on the last 800 miles of their
3,600-
nautical-mile journey. Soon the cobalt
water of the mid-Atlantic would turn to the
turquoise of the Bahamas. There was reason to
feel good. And then …
CAPSIZED
27
summer
2013
arches