News Archives: Great Pacific Race 2016

  • Notable Quotables

    Thursday, August 4th, 2016 - Notable Quotables As things wind down for the 2016 edition of the Great Pacific Race, we would like to share...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Fight the Kraken talk food

    After their arrival into Waikiki yesterday the ladies of Fight the Kraken sat down to breakfast and most of what they could talk about...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Fight the Kraken Set New World Record!

    Sunday, July 31, 2016 - Race Day 57 They say that the darkest hours are those before dawn and this was particularly true this morning...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • The Final Countdown

    Sunday, July 31, 2016 - Race Day 56 KRAKEN WEATHER: For the next 12 hours, our girls on Fight the Kraken can expect 15-20 knots from...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • An Ode To the Great Pacific Race

    Saturday, July 30th, 2016 - Race Day 55 KRAKEN WEATHER: The forecast is for wind from the E, 15-20 knots, waves from the NE and current from the...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Row Aloha say Aloha to Hawaii

    Friday, July 29th, 2016 - Race Day 54 WEATHER:  For the next 72 hours, the wind and waves are forecast to ease for our Kraken...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Row Aloha Arrival

    Row Aloha have finished the Great Pacific Race in a time of 54 days 22 hours 17 minutes More news will be posted soon.

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Sons of the Pacific Arrive!

    Thursday, July 28th, 2016 - Race Day 53 WEATHER: The tradewinds are back in flow with a consistent 15-20 knots ENE forecast for the next 24...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Sons of the Pacific Arrival

    Sons of the Pacific have finished the Great Pacific Race in a time of 54 days 42 minutes. Further details to follow soon

    Posted 2 years ago

  • One More Sleep

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 - Race Day 52 WEATHER: All crews have a stable 15-20kt out of the East with 2-3m seas. Good solid mile making...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Thank You Galen Diana!

    Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 - Race Day 51 WEATHER:  Conditions east of Hawaii are very favorable for our three remaining teams. The wind is expected...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • All Is Quiet On the Pacific Front

    Monday, July 25th, 2016 - Race Day 50 WEATHER:  Crews have been enjoying 10-15kt out of the ESE today which will gradually back to the...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Row Row Row … Day and Night

    Sunday, July 24th, 2016 - Race Day 49 WEATHER: Good news! The trade winds should resume normal service in the early part of this week....

    Posted 2 years ago

  • North or South?

    Saturday, July 23nd, 2016 - Race Day 48 WEATHER: With the boats being so close together they are all experiencing very similar weather at present...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Then there were three …

    Friday, July 22nd, 2016 - Race Day 47 WEATHER: Both Row Aloha, Moana Uli and Fight the Kraken have this week endured strong winds and...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • WELCOME TEAM OCEAN HEARTS!

    Wednesday, July 21st, 2016 - Race Day 46 WEATHER: Four to five metre seas and winds in the high 20's will see our easterly 3...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Team Ocean Hearts arrival

    Ocean Hearts have arrived! Their official finish time is 46 days 17 hours 47 minutes. More stories from their arrival in tonight's news post.

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Road Block at 150W

    Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 - Race Day 46 WEATHER: As Darby approaches, the wind will strengthen for every team. The forecast calls for 20-25 knots...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Darby Divides the Fleet

    Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 - Race Day 45 WEATHER: 15-20 knots ENE is forecast for the next 48 hours. As Darby approaches, the wind will...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • On the Road Again …

    Monday, July 18th, 2016 - Race Day 44 WEATHER: In a matter of hours, the tradewinds should become re-established with the wind direction backing from...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • The First Big Blow

    Saturday, July 16th, 2016 - Race Day 42 WEATHER: The eye of the remnant low left behind by Celia has now passed NW of Row...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • What are you wearing?!

    Friday, July 15th, 2016 - Race Day 41 WEATHER: Teams closest to Hawaii can expect winds between 15-20kt from the ENE clocking NE with wave height 8-15ft from...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Uniting Nations arrive

    The first team to cross the finish line of the Great Pacific Race is Team Uniting Nations.  Their provisional race time is 39 days...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Poached Eggs and Spam

    Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 - Race Day 39 WEATHER: For the next 24 hours, crews can expect 15-20 E'ly winds. As the remnant low left...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Gary the Gull … and Eddy

    Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 - Race Day 38 WEATHER: Crews have been reporting in 5-10 knot winds from variable directions today. The wind direction for...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Music To Our Ears

    Monday, July 11th, 2016 - Race Day 37 WEATHER: For those teams nearer Hawaii winds have been 10-15 kt from the East. The three pairs...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Losing Things at Sea

    Sunday, July 10th, 2016 - Race Day 36 WEATHER: For the next 24 hours, crews to the west may see anything from 08-17 knots of wind from...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Behind the Scenes

    Saturday, July 9th, 2016 - Race Day 35 WEATHER: Despite the spread between the front and the back of the fleet winds have been virtually...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Everyone is under 1,000 NM to go!

    Friday, July 8th, 2016 - Race Day 34 WEATHER: The forecast across the fleet is for 15-20 ENE winds for the next 48 hours. While the winds...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Catching up with UN

    Thursday, July 7th, 2016 - Race Day 33 WEATHER: For the next 48 hours, crews will see 15-20 knots of wind from the NE, clocking to...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Hurricane Blas Downgrades

    Tuesday, July 6, 2016 - Race Day 32 WEATHER: As the remains of Tropical-Storm Agatha - now post-tropical and not a storm at all -...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Boat Bum Scrub Time

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - Race Day 31 WEATHER: The front three teams are now in a different band of weather to the second three...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • July 4th, Independence Day

    Monday, July 4, 2016 - Race Day 30 WEATHER: From west to east, crews should see between 20-25 knots and 15-20 knots ENE respectively. The wind...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Storm Watch: Tropical Storm Blas

    Sunday, July 3, 2016 - Race Day 29 WEATHER: The ENE wind is expected to drop from 20 to 15 knots overnight; then down to 10 knots...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Pizza Bum & Tropical Storm Agatha

    Saturday, July 2, 2016 – Race Day 28 WEATHER: The wind looks to be consistently 20 knots, with a NE swell through the weekend.  On Monday...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Storm Warning

    Friday, July 1, 2016 - Race Day 27 Yesterday we started talking about the arrivals in Hawaii. It has been great to hear from so...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Fight the Kraken arrival

    Fight the Kraken have arrived with a provisional race time of 57 days 13 hours and 30 minute.

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Friends & Family

    Thursday, June 30, 2016 – Race Day 26 WEATHER: At last, the three crews in the second half of the fleet should experience a reprieve...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Are We There Yet?

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Race Day 25 WEATHER: The forecast for the next 24 hours is similar to that of yesterday, with crews seeing 20-25 knots...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • A Pacific Birthday

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 – Race Day 24 WEATHER: With another big high pressure system stationary to the NW of our rowers, the breeze is...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Ocean Arts & Crafts

    Monday, June 27, 2016 - Race Day WEATHER: For the next 48 hours, northeasterlies are in store for all crews. Teams to the west can...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Ocean Visitors

    Sunday, June 26, 2016 – Race Day 22 WEATHER: Crews can expect an increase in wind strength this week as the NE'lies return. Late Wednesday / Thursday, the swell pattern...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Flying-fish Zone

    Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Race Day 21 WEATHER: All rowers are forecast to have a pleasant 10 kt wind from the ENE for the next...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Uniting Nations – Halfway There!

    Wednesday, June 24, 2016 - Race Day 20 WEATHER: The wind should be consistent through the weekend, with 10-15 knot trade winds flowing ENE for most...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Closing the Gap

    Thursday, June 23, 2016 - Race Day 19 WEATHER: All rowers are set to have a reprieve from the weather this weekend. The wind is...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • USPS – At Sea

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – Race Day 18 WEATHER: There is a band of strong winds, which has been lurking above 28 degrees North all...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Not just dots on a screen

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 – Race Day 17 WEATHER: Over the next 48 hours the swell will virtually double in size for all crews, from...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Salon at Sea

    Monday, June 20, 2016 – Race Day 16 WEATHER: In the trade wind belt between 29 degrees North and 27 North, the wind is set to...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Father’s Day

    Sunday, June 19, 2016 - Race Day 15 WEATHER: In the next 36 hours we may see the fleet concertina as front runner Uniting Nations remain...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Two Weeks Closer to Hawaii

    Saturday, June 18, 2016 - Race Day 14 WEATHER: Three hundred and ninety-two nautical miles now lies between race front runner Uniting Nations and the girls...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Hot! Hot! Hot!

    Friday, June 17, 2016 - Race Day 13 WEATHER: Most of our rowers are in the centre of the high pressure system, which shifted south...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

    Thursday, June 16, 2016 - Race Day 12 WEATHER: The wind really has died off as forecast. Our teams should see 5 knots of wind...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Knock Knock …

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - Race Day 11 WEATHER: Tonight through until midnight Friday, all rowers should see the wind really die off. Over this...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Like a Mechanical Bull Ride

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - Race Day 10 WEATHER: The good news is that the winds for all teams will drop from 20 kts, to...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Back to Terra Firma

    Monday, June 13, 2016 - Race Day 9 WEATHER: Point Conception (just above Santa Barbara) is known as the Cape Horn of the Pacific and the...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Rock n’ Roll

    Sunday, June 12, 2016 - Race Day 8 WEATHER: Crews in the north of our fleet have already seen a drop in the wind from 18 to...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • One Week In

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Race Day 7 WEATHER: The high pressure system, which has caused the strong winds experienced by the rowers over the past...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Change in the Leader Board

    Thursday, June 9, 2016 - Race Day 5 WEATHER: Crews should see the wind abate this evening and remain in the low 20’s until after dawn....

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Under the Weather

    Tuesday, June 8 - Race Day 4 WEATHER: The wind should be a consistent NW'ly flow tomorrow. The forecast is for NNW winds on Friday,...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Wind & Whales

    Tuesday, June 7 - Race Day 3 WEATHER: Winds 18 knots, building to 20-25 knots into tomorrow. Seas WNW clocking to NNW. While conditions strengthen,...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Off The Shelf

    Monday, June 6 - Race Day 2 WEATHER Forecast for Wednesday through the weekend: High-pressure systems cycle clockwise in the northern hemisphere and this is the...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • … And they are off!

    The afternoon weather conditions on June 4th were ideal for the start of the 2016 Great Pacific Race. “The idea of starting the race...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • The Great Pacific Race 2016 gets underway

    Eight crews, with representatives from 11 different countries set off on Saturday evening and began their long journey across the Pacific Ocean towards Hawaii....

    Posted 2 years ago

  • The Day of the Start

    IT’S RACE DAY! Final preparations are being made before this afternoons start of the Great Pacific Race. The boats will gather at 1630 (4:30 pm)...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Great Pacific Prologue Race

    Tuesday, May 31st was the most exciting day thus far as we prepare for the start of the Great Pacific Race. Crews were up very...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Race Start – 9 Days

    Over the last few days, the crews participating in this summer’s Great Pacific Race have been busily getting things organized, launching their boats and...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Race Start – 11 Days

    The level activity in the Great Pacific Race boat park continues to increase as we tick off another day on the countdown clock ahead of...

    Posted 2 years ago

  • Do you know the way to Monterey?

    As the start of the Great Pacific Race 2016 approaches the teams prepare for their journey to Monterey with their boats.  With 9 countries...

    Posted 3 years ago