Race Day 62 – August 7

Posted on August 8, 2018 in Cockleshell Endeavour, Great Pacific Race 2018, Pacific Terrific

Weather: Pacific Terrific will have 16-18 kt winds from the North East with 4 ft easterly seas.  Cockleshell Pacific Endeavour will have 11 kt winds from the East North-East with 6 ft easterly seas.  


It has been an exciting day on the shores of Waikiki with the anticipated arrival of Pacific Terrific scheduled for tomorrow, August 8th.  The current estimation is that the Megan, Cazz and Eleanor will cross the finish line at just after sunrise tomorrow morning.  Updates can be found HERE or on our Facebook page.  We will also have a live feed of their finish as well as of their arrival at the Waikiki Yacht Club via our Facebook page.

We have also seen a classically positive update from Cockleshell Pacific Endeavour:

Making steady progress despite Steve [Sparkes] still being injured.  Hope to have him back on the oars in the next few days.  He’s a lot better and improving but both his knee and his shoulder injury were very painful.

On his down time him and Rocky have become very close … they both stop talking the moment I open the hatch … and whisper a lot … and Steve will no longer let me use Rocky as shark bait to get some exciting footage.  I’ve yet to ask Rocky if he’ll let me use Sparky to get it!

Very much on the home leg now, tired but in good spirits and looking forward to a safe conclusion of what’s been a tough row.  If it was easy though, everybody would do it.  X  Mick

It is truly inspiring that they have maintained their sense of humor and dedication despite the challenges they have faced on this adventure and at the same time it is utterly expected.  Mick and Sparkey’s sense of humour is unyielding in the face of the greatest adversity.  As we heard Mick say once “It takes a tough man to dance when you’re back’s against the wall.” As if we needed reminding that these men are truly tough chaps. Go Royal!

Please join us tomorrow to welcome Pacific Terrific to Waikiki.

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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 – 35 NM to finish, Rowed 2393 NM
3 Cockleshell Pacific Endeavour / Bojangles: ROWING – 662 NM to finish, Rowed 1836 NM
Team Attack Poverty/ Anne:  RETIRED
Team Ripple Effect/ Ripple Effect: RETIRED