Sea cross­ing film on RTE


Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

BRAY man Rob Byrne will fea­ture in the doc­u­men­tary ‘One Ocean: No Lim­its’ to air on RTE2 on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 14, at 8 p.m.

He was one of a crew of six to spend 33 days, 21 hours and 46 min­utes cross­ing the At­lantic by row­ing boat in 2011.

The no-bud­get film about ocean row­ing has en­joyed a se­ries of suc­cess­ful screen­ings at in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­vals.

The 52-minute doc­u­men­tary by Sarah McCann fol­lows two Ir­ish row­ers through the highs and lows of row­ing com­pletely un­sup­ported as part of a crew of six across the vast At­lantic Ocean from Morocco to Bar­ba­dos.

This is the first Ir­ish doc­u­men­tary on the sub­ject of the ex­treme sport of ocean row­ing.

From an en­durance view­point, this feat of cross­ing the At­lantic by oar is sim­i­lar to run­ning over 100 marathons, back to back.

The au­di­ence sees the record-break­ing crew of six men in­clud­ing two English, one Ice­landic and one Mal­tese, on board the Sara G.

The other Ir­ish crew mem­ber was Adam Burke from Sk­er­ries.

They suc­cess­fully crossed the At­lantic Ocean and broke two world records while do­ing so.

‘One Ocean: No Lim­its’ is a doc­u­men­tary film about an ex­treme sports tri­umph – how­ever, at its core, it is a hu­man in­ter­est film that charts the ex­pe­ri­ences of a group of strangers forced into an ex­tra­or­di­nary sit­u­a­tion in an en­closed space cross­ing an ocean.

It is a story of hu­man tri­umph against the odds.

It of­fers ac­cess to sights that very few of us will ever get to ex­pe­ri­ence and shows how de­ter­mi­na­tion and the de­sire to achieve can take a per­son from a dream to a re­al­ity.

Rob Byrne on board the Sara G.

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