Race Day 54 – July 30

Posted on July 31, 2018 in Cockleshell Endeavour, Great Pacific Race 2018, Pacific Terrific

Weather: Pacific Terrific will have 19-21 kt winds from the East with 7 ft easterly seas.  Cockleshell Pacific Endeavour will have 17-18 kt winds from the North East with 6 ft easterly/north-easterly seas.  


We have received a batch of wonderful video updates from our team Pacific Terrific.  We have included them all here for your enjoyment along with a little synopsis.  

Our first video is a montage of our ladies doing what they’ve been doing now for more than 50 days. Rowing.  It gives you a good idea of what some of the calmer conditions have been for our rowers.  Note that they are still in their full foul weather gear as the Pacific has been particularly chilly this summer.  This year has also been quite overcast for all of our rowers so we are lucky to see these sunny days with our terrific ladies.

We don’t know who their songwriter was, but this was clearly part of their half way celebration.  This one is a good laugh, so enjoy!

Megan, Eleanor and Cazz have proven to be the most attractive of our crews….to sea life with a plethora of encounters with a wide variety of creatures from flying fish to jelly fish.  Now the birds seem to be joining in the fun as you will see in this next video.

In closing we share the video simply titled Sun.  The sun may be starting to set on their journey across the Pacific, but they have certainly pushed their enjoyment of their ocean row to the max.  We appreciate that they have shared these special moments with us.  ENJOY!

The team did report that they spotted a swordfish and had been able to capture that content on their go-pro.  We asked if it had attacked, but the girls said that it was “just having a good swim under the boat.  But the fish – lots of mahi mahi which are so pretty and lots more birds in the sky so can tell land is getting closer!”  Closer indeed as they have dipped under 450 nm to go.

No updates today from Cockleshell Pacific Endeavour other than their standard daily check in.  As reported earlier, no news is good news.  They have started to feel the effects of the favourable current now and their mileage is up.  Keep it up, Royals!

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GREAT PACIFIC RACE STANDINGS as of 19:00 (7 pm) PDT

1 Uniting Nations Row/ Isabel: FINISHED – 49 Days, 23 Hours, 15 Minutes
2 Pacific Terrific/ Danielle: ROWING – 447 NM to finish, Rowed 1979 NM
3 Cockleshell Pacific Endeavour / Bojangles: ROWING – 898 NM to finish, Rowed 1570 NM
Team Attack Poverty/ Anne:  RETIRED
Team Ripple Effect/ Ripple Effect: RETIRED