THE GREAT PACIFIC RACE 2016

IMG_4576-Ellen-Hoke-Photography-e1416840422106The Great Pacific Race is the biggest, baddest human endurance challenge on the planet.  Ocean row boats of two and four crew compete against others from around the world in an epic journey on the world’s largest ocean from Monterey, California to Waikiki, Hawaii.  The shortest route between the start and finish is 2,400 miles but winds, waves, current and less than perfect steering mean that each boat will actually cover closer to 3,000 miles.  This epic journey is expected to take those racing between 30 and 80 days 1000-x1000-NOWGPR-logodepending on the number of people in the crew, the quality of their preparation and the weather conditions they encounter on route.  Each boat is only moved by the muscle of the crew pulling on the oars and carries no sails or engines.  20 crews are expected to race.

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 Media Highlights of the Great Pacific Race 2014

National Geographic

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/06/24/adventure-science-great-pacific-race/

 

The Active Times

http://www.theactivetimes.com/married-couple-sets-new-speed-record-rowing-california-hawaii

Grind TV

Great Pacific Race has winner: Uniting Nations

KION

http://www.kionrightnow.com/news/local-news/dangers-of-ocean-rowing-rescues/26629462

http://www.kionrightnow.com/news/local-news/first-great-pacific-race-rowers-cross-finish-line-in-hawaii/27099474

Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-2667277/PACIFIC-RACE-ROWERS-THANK-RESCUERS.html

 

 

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