News Archives: May 2014

  • Introducing Rowing 4 Reefs

    It’s heartwarming to see how many of our crews this year are rowing to raise money for causes that they passionately believe in, and...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Plastic Pollution

    When you’re a thousand miles from land, used to endless skies and endless seas, there can be few sights more jarring than a plastic...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Introducing Team Clearly Contacts

    Rebecca Berger (age 41) and Leanne Zrum (43), both Canadian, are competing in the Open Pairs class in this year’s race. Rebecca and Leanne met at...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Video: Stocking Up On Food

    One of the questions most often asked of ocean rowers is, “What do you eat?” The answer varies according to individual tastes and preferences,...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Introducing Uniting Nations

    As their name implies, the crew members of Uniting Nations hail from four different countries – Craig Hackett (age 30) from New Zealand, Andre...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Introducing Boatylicious

    “Wanted: females aged 25-40, GSOH, ocean rowing experience not essential.” Sounds like a personal ad, but this is how Crew Boatylicious was born – an...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Happy Birthday MPYC!

    Happy Birthday! Our host venue the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club celebrates its 61st Birthday. The MPYC, founded in 1953, is located at Wharf 2 in Monterey...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Introducing Elsa Hammond

    One of our two solo female entrants in this year’s Great Pacific Race is Elsa Hammond, a 29-year-old PhD student from Bristol. Elsa is an...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • A Message To All Crews From Geoff Allum

    Ocean Rowing legend Geoff Allum has today sent us the following message for our crews: I think that if I could say anything to the crews...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • The first of the night time rows

    Each crew participating in the Great Pacific Race is required to complete at least 48 hours of practice rowing including at least 12 hours...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • CC4 Pacific arrive in Monterey

    Today saw the arrival of one more boat in the Great Pacific Race. The French classic pair of CC4 Pacific arrived in the afternoon...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Elsa Hammond arrives in Monterey

    Just after lunch today Elsa Hammond's boat Darien arrived in Monterey on the back of a car transporter. Sharing the journey with a...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Team Pacific Warriors arrive in Monterey

    And the final boat to arrive today was "Limited Intelligence". Sonya from Epoch expeditions had towed the boat right across America, an incredible journey...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Clearly Contacts arrive in Monterey

    After a swift drive down from Vancouver, Rebecca and Leanne arrive in Monterey earlier than they anticipated. They are the second ocean row boat...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • First ocean row boat arrives in Monterey

    We've just had confirmation that the first of the 13 ocean row boats participating in the Great Pacific Race has arrived in Monterey. Team...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • CC4 Pacific collect wine from sponsor

    Christophe and Clément from CC4 Pacific have been meeting up with some of their sponsors who are based in California. Perhaps most notably...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Rowing4Reefs arrives in Monterey

    Daryl Farmer from Rowing4Reefs has arrived in Monterey together with his ball Wilson.  How very castaway!  Daryl's boat Bojangles is still being shipped to...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • CC4 Pacific arrive in California

    Representing nine countries, the journey taken by the race entrants to the start line of the first Great Pacific Race are very different. For...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • One Million Meter Record Attempts

    Recently the members of Team NOMAN attempted various million metre challenges on the ergo. The million metre challenge is a gruelling and intense physical...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Team Uniting Nations Unite!

    On Monday 5th May the members of Team Uniting Nations met each other face to face for the first time. Despite having completed the...

    Posted 4 years ago