The Great Pacific Race


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Twelve men have walked on the moon, yet only 4 humans have recorded race times rowing their way across 2,400 miles of the Pacific Ocean. On June 7, 2014, 34 people from 13 Crews will begin the 2-3 month row across the Pacific, from Monterey, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, in one of the most gut-wrenching and adventurous races ever organized: The Great Pacific Race.

Thirteen crews sit ready in Monterey Bay, California, for the start of one of the most grueling adventures on Earth. This June 7, at 10 a.m., an entirely human-powered rowing race (no sails, no motors) sets out from Monterey, California, to row across 2,400 miles of tempestuous ocean to Honolulu, Hawaii.

Many of the crews are first-time ocean rowers, and several are poised to earn a Guinness World Record. Potential Guinness record-breakers include the first crew of four, the first all-female pair, and the first all-male pair to row the Pacific.

The boats and crews, assembling in Monterey throughout the next several weeks, will spend between one to three months at sea, their speed depending on winds, currents, and the number of rowers in the crew.

Now 34 individuals from 10 countries will attempt a historic feat to cross the Pacific to Hawaii. Safety yachts will accompany the race to monitor and manage crew safety and communications throughout the race.

The Race begins Monday, June 7 at 10am. Media and spectators can access more info on crews and race facts at

“It takes a certain kind of person to have the guts to do this,” according to Race Director Chris Martin. He should know, having several successful ocean-crossings to his name already, including the Atlantic and the North Pacific.


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