Ripple Effect

Class
Boat Name
Island Voyager
Boat Number
1
Causes
Surfers Against Sewage
Sustainable Merton
Website
www.rippleeffectrowing.com
  • Race Day 8 – June 14th

    Weather:  Team Uniting Nations Row will see winds from 16-19 kts from the North with seas at about 10 ft at 9 seconds.  Teams...

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  • Race Day 6 – June 12th

    Weather:  18 - 20 kts of wind from the NNW with big seas up to 10ft from the NW and cloudless skies.  An ideal...

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Team Members

Name
Emma Rogers
Occupation
Chartered Accountant
Age at Start
28
Born in
UK
Representing
UK
Lives in
Wimbledon, UK

Emma is a competitive flat-water rower and has been rowing on the Thames in London for 6 years. She competed in Henley Women’s Regatta for the first time in June 2017 and won Mixed 2x in Boston Marathon in September 2017; a 50km rowing race in Lincolnshire, UK which she completed with her better half.

Outside of rowing, Emma is a qualified Chartered Accountant and works full-time as a Forensic Accountant. She is an ambassador for 2 charities, Surfers Against Sewage and Sustainable Merton, and is working closely with local community groups to make Wimbledon the first ‘Plastic-free community’.

Environmental action has been her passion for a number of years; Emma also helped found the Environmental Sustainability team for a Big 4 firm and continues to be a core part of the team’s activity. She wants to further her impact in the area by completing an MBA, and was accepted onto the Oxford MBA course for September 2017 but declined her place so she can compete in the Great Pacific Race.

Name
Eliza Dawson
Occupation
Student
Age at Start
22
Born in
USA
Representing
USA
Lives in
Port Townsend, WA, USA

Eliza grew up in the small coastal town of Port Townsend, WA, USA. The beautiful Pacific Northwest gave her a great appreciation for the outdoors, and she spent her childhood sailing, camping, backpacking, and climbing along the coast and in the mountains.

This passion for the outdoors also led her to study climate science in college. Eliza is currently a student at the University of Washington majoring in Atmospheric Science with a focus on climate, where she has dedicated herself to learning and understanding the underlying mathematics, physics, and dynamics of the climate system. She is due to graduate in spring 2018 and then plans to pursue a PhD.

As a rower for the University of Washington (2017 NCAA National Champions), Eliza has learned how to perform at a very high level, how to train for extreme endurance, and most importantly, how to never give up.

If you’d like to learn more about Eliza’s journey please check out her blog, row4climate.com

Name
Mariana Peinado
Occupation
Personal Trainer
Age at Start
34
Born in
Brazil
Representing
Brazil
Lives in
London, UK

Mariana is a former rower for the Brazilian National Team. She is a successful Personal Trainer for over 12 years, with clients across the UK, USA, Australia, Brazil and Spain.

Having been the fastest single sculler on the team for 5 years, Mariana started to chase her dream of competing in the Olympics. Before trials she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia which she fought for 12 years, and which drove her to truly understand the human body. She has achieved a degree in Licenseship Physical Education, Bachelor of Applied Science Health, Coach Master in Applied Neuroscience in Movement and many more qualifications.

Because of her efforts to learn Mariana was able to self-heal and is now uses her skill to help hundreds of people be the healthiest they can be, and is keen to use her skills on the water.  She brings enthusiasm, exceptional team spirit and a proven, unerring commitment to succeed.

Name
Anna Kirkin
Occupation
Leadership consultant
Age at Start
38
Born in
UK
Representing
UK
Lives in
Totnes, Devon, UK

Anna represented her school and university at rowing before joining the Army as a Royal Engineer in 2002 and serving all over the world in a variety of combat and training roles. She now works as a freelance leadership consultant, disaster responder, ski instructor and mountain leader.

In recent years, Anna has gained qualifications in adaptive snowsport and now spends the winter teaching skiing to injured former servicemen and women. She is passionate about enabling everyone to access the freedom and beauty of the mountains and is an advocate for a charity that creates opportunities for Afghan women to learn to climb in their home country where significant cultural and security barriers exist.

No stranger to adventure; as a teenager, Anna crewed a sailing boat on a 4,000 mile voyage from South Africa to Senegal. Whilst serving in the Army and in between combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, she completed the Marathon des Sables footrace in the Sahara Desert, raising much-needed funds for bereaved military families.

Anna enjoys anything that involves the outdoors, animals, and good food. As well as training and preparing for the Great Pacific Race, she loves Radio 4, wild swimming and red wine.