One Year to Start!

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Clearly Contacts - Row the Pacific

Vancouverite’s announce their goal to become the first female and Canadian pair to row the Pacific Ocean in 2014

In a year’s time, rowing fanatics, Rebecca Berger and Leanne Zrum will be on the start line of the first ever Great Pacific Race. The Vancouver pair is aiming to make history by being the first Canadians and female pair to row the Pacific Ocean in one trip. They will be using the row to raise funds for The David Suzuki Foundation. To kick off training and fundraising initiatives, an Open House will be hosted on June 7th, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm at The Longtable Distillery 1451 Hornby St. in Vancouver.

The Open House is open to the general public and media to learn more about the plans and operations behind the adventure. Berger and Zrum will row 2100 nautical miles from Monterey, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, unassisted as part of the inaugural Great Pacific Race (

Local partners of the paddle including, Vega, The Edge, Icebreaker, FRCC, RedTree Dental, False Creek Rowing Club are all excited to support the pair’s upcoming race., The Title Sponsor of Row the Pacific 2014, COO Steven Bochen shares, “We’re very proud of Rebecca and Leanne to be taking part in this historic event and we are happy to support their big year ahead”

For more information on Row the Pacific 2014 and to follow the pair’s progress, please visit:

Rebecca Berger

Rebecca, age 40, is an Interaction Designer at She holds multiple world titles in Outrigger Sprint Canoe and Dragon Boat, and has rowed for a number of years competing internationally. Rebecca is an avid outdoorswoman and has spent much of her spare time hiking and backpacking in the BC mountains.

Leanne Zrum

Leanne, age 41, is an Environmental Consultant at North/South Consultants Inc. She also holds multiple world titles in Outrigger Sprint Canoe and Dragon Boat. In long-distance outrigger canoe, she was a member of the all Canadian OC-6 crew that won the 2010 Queen Liliokalani (the largest canoe race of its kind in Kona, Hawaii) and placing 4th in the 2011 Na Wahine O’Ke Kai (Molokai to Oahu, Hawaii). In solo racing, she teamed up with Kamini Jain to win the 2011 Catalina Relay (Catalina Island to Dana Point, California).

Media Contact: Rebecca Berger
SOURCE Row The Pacific 2014