Day 74 Race Report

Posted on August 23, 2014 in CC4 Pacific, General, Great Pacific Race 2014


WEATHER: Winds from the ENE @ 12 to 17 knots. Seas from the E @ 5 feet / 8-9 seconds.

The cry of Land Ho! has been heard from our French Cousins, on day 74 of their adventure across the mighty Pacific.

“Terre en vue! Hourra!! This is what we received from the boys at 4pm (local time). They first saw the North point of the Maui Island. Then they wondered how many men didn’t see their natural environement for more than two months.”

Christophe and Clemente said they feel lucky at the sight of land.

“It’s like a second birth, La Cigogne uses her name right. It’s also a second wind for the last miles ahead of them.”

At the time of writing, they have only 57 miles to go to be the final boat to complete the inaugural edition of the Great Pacific Race. Preparations are being made on shore for their arrival as once again the excitement mounts.

For their last 24 hours at sea, after battling some of the worst conditions any of our rowers have seen, Christophe and Clement will have breezy, whitecaping conditions with moderately choppy seas. They will experience small, short periods of wind and wave, but should have an overall pleasant experience for the rest of their row.

As the wind, waves and currents are all pushing them toward the Molokai Channel and round to the finish line of the Great Pacific Race, we have seen their speed increase, as we have seen for our other competitors.

Keep your eye on the Yellowbrick tracker and get your fix before they arrive and the race ends. Complete arrival information for CC4 Pacific can be found here.

 Official Great Pacific Race Results found here.

Uniting Nations: FINISHED
Battleborn: FINISHED
Fat Chance: FINISHED
Pacific Warriors: FINISHED
Boatylicious: FINISHED
CC4 Pacific: ROWING – 104 NM to finish, Rowed 2388 NM

Elsa Hammond: Retired
Pacific Rowers: Retired
Row for Hope: Retired
Rowing 4 Reefs: Retired
Clearly Contacts CA: Retired