HOWB 166 – Interview | John Carinha – Wooden Boat Builder and Rower for Autism :D

by admin on March 26, 2015

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Today’s podcast is with John Carinha of Burnaby, BC, Canada. John grew up boating at Point Roberts as a youth on his family’s 12″ aluminum Sears rowboat –  this was his “yacht” at the time and he grew to love the water.

John is also an adventurer (including mountain climber). Three years ago he was at a film festival where he heard Colin Angus speak about his on the water adventures. John got hooked and decided to start an adventure of his own.

He purchased an Expedition Row Boat kit from Colin Angus and started Row4Autism. In John’s own words:

“Row4Autism involves coupling adventure with an awareness campaign to support recreational community initiatives to benefit individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The expedition will entail rowing solo and unsupported around Vancouver Island in its entirety, a distance of 1,100km.”

John completed the first leg of his journey in 2014, and plans to row the second leg this year and the final leg in 2016. Go to Row4Autism for more details.

Click on the green player button below to listen to the full interview:

Pics to enjoy:

John's expedition rowboat (designed by Colin Angus). Photo courtesy of John.

John’s expedition rowboat (designed by Colin Angus). Photo courtesy of John.

Fiberglassing deck

Fiberglassing the deck. Photo courtesy of John.

John's recent project - building a camper for his truck. Amazing detail! Photo courtesy of John.

John’s recent project – building a camper for his truck. Amazing detail! Photo courtesy of John.

 

Thanks for doing the interview John.  I wish you the best with all your future endeavors!

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