Maxime Chaya RIO project


Project Announcement, April 3, 2013, ATCL, Jounieh.

After the successes of the Seven Summits project (May 2006), and the Three Poles Challenge (April 2009), Maxime Chaya was on ‘expedition mode’ again. This time, he went for quite an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Indeed, one of the last remaining great challenges out there: Rowing the Indian Ocean (RIO).

The preparations started in Lebanon. The voyage began from Perth - Western Australia, across the Indian Ocean, over to the Seychelles - off the East coast of Africa. Nothing but relentless open water with no land in sight for 4,200 Nm (7,700 km). Once the boat departed, it could not turn back for any reason, as wind and current prevented it from doing so.

The tRIO team before departure


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