The 2017 Ocean Crossing
First ocean crossing in team : Joseph (20 years old) and Brian (25 years old)
Departure : Saint-Jean-Terre-Neuve, June the 13th Arrival : The team was rescued when 95% of the route had been successfully completed.
Length: 37 days and 19h
Goal : Test Joseph's capacity to row across an ocean before the solo adventure
Joseph Gagnon was born on June 6 th, 1997 in Montmagny, Québec. He has the Canadian-French dual citizenship. He lives in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. In 2012, he completed his first ocean crossing with his family on a sail boat. In 2014, he decided to become an ocean rower and to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a rowing boat. He planned two oceans crossing: one in a team and the second one, solo. In March 2017, he contacted Brian Conville and offered him to be his teammate on his 2017-summer row.
Brian Conville, Born on September 1992 the 26th is an Irish ocean rower. He lives in Dublin. He has completed the North Atlantic crossing with Joseph Gagnon in 2017. In the summer of 2016, he has completed the pacific crossing in the Great Pacific Race in a team of 4 people. The team crossed the Pacific from Monterey in California to Honolulu in Hawaii in 45 days.