Race Results

Past Results & World Records

2014

Overall Position
Team Name
Class
Position in Class
Crossing Time (days, hours, minutes)
Penalties (hours) or delays added to crossing time
Official Race Time (days, hours, minutes)
1st
Uniting Nations
Classic Fours
1st
43d 5h 30m
Total penalty of 1d 12h
12h for missing ballast water
24h for missing equipment
44d 17h 30m
2nd
Battleborn
Classic Fours
2nd
45d 7h 24m
None
45d 7h 24m
3rd
NOMAN
Classic Fours
3rd
48d 1h 28m
Delayed start adding 2d 1hr 49m to crossing time
50d 3h 17m
4th
Fat Chance Row
Open Pair
1st
45d 3h 43m
Delayed start adding 8d 20hr 0m to crossing time
53d 23h 43m
5th
Pacific Warriors
Classic Fours
4th
57d 5h 45m
None
57d 5h 45m
6th
Boatylicious
Classic Fours
5th
50d 8h 14m
Total penalty of 9d 8h
12h for missing ballast water
Delayed start adding 8d 20hr 0m to crossing time
59d 16h 14m
7th
CC4 Pacific
Classic Pairs
1st
75d 9h 25m
None
75d 9h 25m
  • Elsa Hammond: Retired – Unable to make enough westerly progress, towed to San Diego by support yacht after >600nm. – Classic Solo
  • Pacific Rowers: Retired – Leaking Boat – Classic Four
    Row for Hope: Retired – Capsized, injury – Classic Solo
  • Rowing 4 Reefs: Retired – Sea Sickness / dehydration – Classic Solo
  • Clearly Contacts CA: Retired – Open Pair
  • Project Flight Plan: Retired – Classic Solo

Guinness World Records for crew in the Great Pacific Race 2014

  • Team Uniting Nations – First team of four to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W
  • Team Uniting Nations – Fastest (all male) four to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W – 43 days 7 hours 39 minutes (land to land no tow)
  • Nick Kempster from Team NOMAN: Youngest man to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W – Age at start – 24 years 7 days (8773 days old)
  • Team NOMAN – Youngest crew of four to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W – Average age of crew: 24 years 206 days (8973 days old on average)
  • Team Pacific Warriors – First mixed four to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W – 57 days 5 hours 45 minutes
  • Susannah Cass is the youngest female to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W – 25 years 363 days
  • Team Boatylicious: First all-female four to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W – 50 days 11 hours 27 minutes
  • Team CC4 Pacific – First all-male pair to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W – 75 days 9 hours 25 minutes
  • Team Fat Chance Row – First and Fastest open pair to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W – 45 days 3 hours 43 minutes

2016

Overall Position
Team Name
Class
Position in Class
Official Race Time (days, hours, minutes)
1st
Uniting Nations
Classic Fours
1st
39d 9h 56m
2nd
Team Ocean Hearts
Open Pair
1st
46d 17h 47m
3rd
Moana Uli
Classic Fours / Finished Out of Class
DSQ from class**
Tina Neill removed due to shoulder injury on day 10
Remaining team members completed race with three crew
48d 2h 40m
4th
Sons of the Pacific
Classic Pair
1st
54d 0h 42m
5th
Row Aloha
Classic Pair
2nd
54d 22h 17m
6th
Fight the Kraken
Classic Pair
3rd
57d 13h 30m
  • DNF – Broken rudder / sea sickness of one crew member – Endurance Limits – Open Four N/A – 7 days / 241NM – incomplete
  • DNF – Row suspended due to broken wrist incurred during capsize Endurance Limits – USA – Open Pair – N/A – 7 days / 207NM – incomplete

Guinness World Records for crew in the Great Pacific Race 2016

  • Team Uniting Nations – Fastest row – Mid-Pacific E-W – (Classic Four) – 39 days 12 hours 20 minutes
  • Greg Vlasek (Team Moana Uli) – Oldest man to row the Mid-Pacific E-W – 60 years 158 days
  • Team Sons of the Pacific – Fastest Classic Pair to row the Mid-Pacific E-W – 54 days 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Team Fight the Kraken – Fastest Classic Pair (all female) to row the Mid-Pacific E-W – 57 days 16 hours 9 minutes
  • Team Ocean Hearts – Oldest team of two to row any ocean (combined age) – 120 years 258 days
  • Fiann Paul (Team Uniting Nations) – Most Ocean Rowing speed records held simultaneously

2018

Overall Position
Team Name
Class
Position in Class
Official Race Time (days, hours, minutes)
1st
Uniting Nations
Classic Fours
1st
49d 23h 15m
2nd
Pacific Terrific
Classic Trio
1st
62d 18h 36m
3rd
Cockleshell Pacific Endeavour
Classic Pair
1st
82d 16h 54m
  • Team Attack Poverty – RETIRED – Severe hypothermia following capsize – 4 days – Open Pair
  • Team Ripple Effect – RETIRED – Exhaustion – 5 days – Open Four

Guinness World Records for crew in the Great Pacific Race 2018

  • Team Uniting Nations – Michael Prendergast, youngest person to row the Mid-Pacific E-W – 23 years, 1 month, 19 days.
  • Team Pacific Terrific – first team of three to row the Pacific Ocean
  • Team Pacific Terrific – youngest team of three to row any ocean
  • Team Cockleshell Pacific Endeavour – Steve Sparks – First Registered blind person to row the Mid-Pacific E-W
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