Lisa Roland & Nini Champion // Team Ocean Grown Rowing


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#328. Lisa Roland & Nini Champion are setting out to row nonstop across the Atlantic in 2022. Lisa grew up in Canada as a foster kid, and "aged out" of the foster program, never having been adopted. Meanwhile, Nini grew up in upper-middle class Annapolis, sailing with her family aboard their Hylas 54. They both work in the maritime industry now, Lisa as skipper of a charter boat in Greece, Nini as a rigger in Annapolis. After meeting in Antigua, they teamed up to create Team Ocean Grown, where they'll use the challenge of the Atlantic crossing to raise money for foster kids to create a scholarship to help inspire and facilitate foster kids' dreams of entering the maritime industry.


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