Rob Hamill

Atlantic Rower

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Whether it's laughing out loud humour, inspiration or thought-provoking anecdotes and perspective, Rob Hamill’s presentations have it all. 

“An extraordinary mental and physical effort – something very, very special” is how Sir Peter Blake described Rob Hamill and the late Phil Stubbs’ incredible achievement in winning the inaugural Atlantic Rowing Race.

Marathon rowing champion Rob Hamill has been an International rowing representative for 16 years. Rob’s numerous rowing achievements include World Champs silver medal, Commonwealth gold medal and a world record on the indoor rowing machine. 

Rob rowed at the Atlanta Olympics and published ‘The Naked Rower’ on how he and Phil Stubbs captured headlines around the world winning the gruelling and inaugural Atlantic Rowing Race in 41 days. He then led teams to successful defences in the next two editions making it a 3-peat of victories. 

Rob’s most recent project was a rowing expedition across the Tasman Sea that was completed in January 2012 and a related campaign to seed the world’s largest human-made coral reef. 
Next on the list is the first ever rowing race across the Pacific Ocean and an expedition to walk the four major ice caps of the world! 

Ambitious goal-setting, teamwork and overcoming adversity in multiple Atlantic Rowing Race campaigns is the spine of Rob’s presentations, sandwiching the challenge of following his brother Kerry’s journey into Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge genocide (optional topic). Powerful inspiring messages on tenacity, hope, love and the last human freedom: the power to choose your attitude and how you respond in a given situation. 

The humour, the insights and the emotional turning points have audiences spellbound. 

Rob will inspire you to pursue your dreams whatever they may be, to take on new challenges, overcoming hardship against the odds and know that with the passion anything is possible! 

It doesn’t hurt to be just a little bit crazy too!

Rob’s life is about following the dream, decision making, commitment, team building, goal setting, planning, focus, determination, positive thinking and, of course, winning! 

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