News Archives: June 2014

  • Day 21 Race Report

    SOUNDS OF THE SEA WEATHER: LEAD BOATS: Winds from the ENE clocking to the NNW @ 9 to 14 knots. Seas from the NW @...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 20 Race Report

    ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET? WEATHER: LEAD BOATS: Winds from the ENE @ 8 to 12 knots. Seas from the NW @ 7 feet /...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 19 Race Report

    A JOB TO DO WHILE CROSS THE PACIFIC WITH ADVENTURERS AND SCIENTISTS FOR CONSERVATION WEATHER: LEAD BOATS: Winds from the ENE @ 7 to 9 knots....

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 18 Race Report

    SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT WHILE ROWING WEATHER: LEAD BOATS: Winds from the ENE @ 8 to 12 knots. Seas from the SSW @ 4 feet...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 17 Race Report

    GREAT CONDITIONS ON THE WAY WEATHER: LEAD BOATS: Winds from the NE @ 10 to 13 knots. Seas from the SSE @ SSE 5 feet...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 16 Race Report

    ANALYZING THE NUMBERS WEATHER: LEAD BOATS: Winds from the NE @ 11 to 15 knots. Seas from the SSE @ 5-6 feet / 12 seconds. ...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 15 Race Report

    THINGS WE TAKE FOR GRANTED WEATHER: LEAD BOATS: Winds from the NE clocking to the NNE @ 10 to 14 knots. Seas from the SSE...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Statement from Team ClearlyContacts.ca

    Yesterday we were informed by the organisers of the Great Pacific Race that if we departed from Monterey for Hawaii now, so far after...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 14 Race Report

    THE LITTLE THINGS CAN MEAN A LOT WEATHER: LEAD BOATS: Winds from the ENE clocking to NE @ 10 to 15 knots. Seas from the...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 13 Race Report

    DAY 13 REPORTS SOME UNLUCKY RESULTS FOR A FEW OF OUR TEAMS WEATHER: LEAD BOATS: Winds from the N/NE at 12 to 18 knots. Seas...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Statement on Jim Bauer / Row for Hope

    Solo rower Jim Bauer / Row for Hope has retired from the Great Pacific Race. At approximately 03:00 on Sunday, June 22, the organisers of...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Statement on Daryl Farmer / Rowing 4 Reefs

    Daryl Farmer / Rowing 4 Reefs has returned to shore and retired from the Great Pacific Race. We have been closely monitoring Daryl’s situation ever...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 12 Race Report

    WEATHER: LEAD BOATS: Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas.  Winds: NNE 14 to 19 knots. Seas: N 6-7 feet at 7 seconds. MIDDLE BOATS:...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • A Statement from Team Pacific Rowers

    First and foremost we owe a massive thanks to the guys from the US Coast Guard, who risked their lives to rescue us. They...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Status Update for Team Pacific Rowers

    On Friday, June 20th at 20:44, organizers of the Great Pacific Race, New Ocean Wave, notified the US Coast Guard that the rowing boat...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 11 Race Report

    WEATHER: LEAD BOATS: Winds from the N / NE at 10-15 kts; 5-7 ft swells MIDDLE BOATS: Winds from the NW at 15-25 kts; 6-8...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 10 Race Report

    WEATHER: LEAD BOATS: Winds from the N at 10-15 kts; 6-8 ft swells MIDDLE BOATS: Winds from the N - NW at 15-20 kts;...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 9 Race Report

    WEATHER: LEAD BOATS:  N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT.  OTHER BOATS: N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT....

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 8 Race Report

    WEATHER: LEAD BOATS: N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FT.  OTHER BOATS: N TO NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT....

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 7 Race Report

    WEATHER: For lead boats wind is 15-20kt out of the NNW. For those towards the back of the fleet the wind is 20-25 out...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Relive the start

    For those of you who missed it or who were watching via the webcam and want to feel what it was like to be...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 6 Race Report

    WEATHER: The wind continues to blow from the N-NW at 20-30 knots Little Changes Mean a Lot A slight change in the weather, someone’s condition, or...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 5 Race Report

    WEATHER: The wind continues to blow from the NW at 20-30 knots Teams Survived Friday the 13th and a Full Moon Crews were lucky on Friday...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 4 Race Report

    WEATHER: The wind continues to blow from the NW at 20-30 knots WE HAVE A RACE ON OUR HANDS We have a bit of a match...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 3 Race Report

    Teams are getting into the rhythm of being out at sea, and are starting to learn a few lessons while out there. Our solo...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 2 Race Report

    WEATHER FORECAST:   Winds continue to challenge the fleet with south westerly winds pushing many crews into the centre of Monterey Bay. Over the...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Day 1 Race Report

    Teams Face Big Swells and High Winds during first 24 hours at sea The teams currently racing the the Great Pacific Race faced big ocean...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • AND THEY’RE OFF!

    The first ever rowing race across the Pacific, the Great Pacific Race, started precisely on schedule at 10am today with a shot from a...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Introducing CC4

    Take two Frenchmen and put them in a rowboat with a generous supply of wine, point them towards Hawaii, and they are almost bound...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation

    Citizen science collided with ocean rowing on Wednesday when Jordan Holsinger from Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation () came to brief our intrepid crews. ASC, a...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Uniting Nations Winners Of Prologue

    Congratulations to Uniting Nations - winners of this morning's prologue. The final top 3 were: Uniting Nations NOMAN Team Clearly Contacts All crews finished safely and are now making...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Prologue Event Saturday 10amPT

    Due to the start delay we are running a prologue event Saturday 7th June @ 10am Pacific Time.  More information can be found on...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Basics At Sea

    Although the voyage is epic, the daily reality of life at sea can be surprisingly mundane. Like the rest of us, ocean rowers need...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Introducing Noman

    The NOMAN crew is actually quite a lot of man – four big guys, all aged 24, about to cram themselves into a tiny...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Introducing Mary Rose & Project Flightplan

    Partway into her Pacific campaign, Mary Rose, a 43-year-old Australian, desperately needed to find $32,000. After trying and failing to raise a loan from...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • New Promo Video

    Thank you to Eric Palmer of the City of Monterey Communications Office for this great promotional video!

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Introducing Battleborn

    Six weeks ago, skipper Phil Cavanagh (age 27, from Dublin) had no boat, no money, and half his crew had dropped out. A lesser...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Ocean Communications

    Friends, family, and other people following the Great Pacific Race will be looking forward to updates from the crews as they make their way...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Introducing Pacific Rowers

    “We wouldn’t want to jeopardise finishing for winning.” Wise words from James Wight, aged 36, of Team Pacific Rowers. He and his three teammates...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • An Introduction To Ocean Navigation

    The early ocean rowers, like Harbo and Samuelsen in 1896 used sextants to navigate their courses. The challenges would have been enormous; a sextant works...

    Posted 4 years ago

  • Introducing Pacific Warriors

    Between the four members of crew Pacific Warriors, they manage to cover two sexes and three nationalities – Duncan Tebb (age 33) is a...

    Posted 4 years ago