Row Aloha

Class
Boat Name
Row Aloha
Boat Number
84
Causes
Ocean Conservation
Sponsors
AllState Transport
Bad to the Bone
Bliss Construction
Cal Maritime
Ed Dang Machine Works
Foss Maritime Company
Gan-Trans Trucking
Half Moon Bay Yacht Club
Honolulu Freight Service
K&R Transportation
Matson
Regal Service Co.
Website
www.rowaloha.com/
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Team Members

Name
Todd Bliss
Occupation
Engineer
Age at Start
52
Born in
USA
Representing
USA
Lives in
HI, USA

Todd grew up next to the Pacific Ocean. He spent most of his youth in Seal Beach, CA and later moved to Half Moon Bay, CA before attending California Maritime Academy to obtain an engineering degree. In the eight years following he was sailing as a Chief Engineer, got married to his wife, now of 24 years, and attended commercial dive school. He dove for a short stint before returning to sailing as an engineer on merchant vessels. Always an advocate for the outdoors, in his free time Todd and his wife continued moving north living in various locations in Washington where he continued to surf, mountain bike, snowboard, fish, hike and climb. In 1995 Todd took a shore-side position and moved to Hawai’i where his love for the outdoors and ocean continues, often joined by his wife and daughter.

 

Name
Rick Leach
Occupation
Stationary Engineer
Age at Start
54
Born in
USA
Representing
USA
Lives in
CA, USA

A native San Franciscan, Rick grew up on the central California coast, but was mainly a terrestrial sports guy. He spent most of his time hiking, biking, skating and, as an active scout, lots of backpacking in the Ventana wilderness.

Upon entering the California Maritime Academy in 1980, Rick was introduced to crew. Earning a bronze in the West Coast championships the same weekend as commencement brought Rick’s sweep rowing career to an end with a bang in 1984. It wasn’t until 2004 when Rick refurbished an old Maas Aero that he began sculling on Monterey Bay and in nearby Elkhorn Slough.