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Great Pacific Race

CommunityJames Hipkiss

Ocean rowing comes to the Pacific with the start of the Great Pacific Race.

The Great Pacific Race is the biggest, baddest human endurance challenge on the planet. Teams of one, two and four compete against each other in the worlds first rowing race on the Pacific. All boats that take part are purpose built and governed by a set of event rules and mandatory equipment to ensure a safe and level playing field. The race extends a gruelling 2,400 miles (4,000 km) from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii in a challenge that takes between one and three months to complete. Of course for some just completing the course is the challenge and we are committed to helping every crew equally to achieve a safe and successful ocean passage.

Success in the Great Pacific Race requires a combination of skills, physical ability and mental toughness combined with willpower and determination. Perhaps surprisingly you don't have to be a rower to row an ocean, as between now and the race start your training will include learning how to row. Make no mistakes, rowing an ocean is a serious mental and physical challenge but, with the right preparation (to gain experience and knowledge), as well as our support on the water rowing an ocean is possible for anyone.