The Great Pacific Race, organised by New Ocean Wave, is the world’s ultimate endurance challenge. Ocean row boats of between two and four people compete against each other in the first and only rowing race on the Pacific.
The Great Pacific Race starts in June 2018 when teams from around the world will set out on a 2,400 mile journey across the world’s largest ocean from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii. This epic journey is expected to take between 30 and 80 days depending on the ability of the crew and the weather.
The Pacific Terrific Crew will achieve Two World Records in the process - setting a brand new world record as the first 3x crew in history, male or female, to row the Pacific Ocean, and breaking a world record as the youngest 3x ever to row any ocean on earth. There are opportunities to make and break many more too.
Each boat carries no sails or engines and is only moved by the muscle of the crew pulling on the oars.
The crew will be rowing in the classic class 25ft ocean rowing boat 'Danielle'. Having won the past two editions of the Great Pacific Race, she currently holds the world record for the fastest crossing of the Pacific Ocean. At just 25ft the crew will live and row onboard 'Danielle' for the duration of the race, with one small cabin for storage at the bow of the boat, and one small cabin for accommodation at the stern.
The boat contains numerous pieces of electronic navigation kit, safety gear, and a water maker to allow the crew to desalinate sea water to drink.
All food and equipment must be carried on the boat for the duration of the crossing, with the crew unable to accept anything from passing boats. Any equipment failure on the boat will have to be dealt with by the crew, alone, at sea.