9 Dec 2009

Rower plans Tasman bid in father's wake

11:35 am on 9 December 2009

A young adventurer intends to follow in his father's wake and row across the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand.

In 1977, Colin Quincey made history in the Tasman Trespasser by completing the first, and so far only, solo crossing.

Now his son, Shaun Quincey, 24, plans to imitate his father's feat.

He launched the Tasman Trespasser Two at Takapuna Beach in Auckland on Tuesday before sending it to Australia.

Quincey plans to leave from Coffs Harbour in New South Wales in January. The 2200km voyage is expected to take up to 70 days.