On Monday May 20, Race Director of the Great Pacific Race, Chris Martin visited the Stillwater Yacht Club – Pebble Beach and made the announcement that the start of the Great Pacific Race will be from Monterey. You can read the press release by clicking on this link and see photos of the presention on the media page.
Take a look at our panaramic photo of Monterey Peninsula.
Using rugged purpose-built ocean rowing boats, governed by a set of event rules and a mandatory equipment list to ensure a safe and level playing field, teams will compete for the highest accolade – to be the first to reach the finish line in the quickest possible time. For some just completing the event is the challenge and we are committed to helping every crew equally to achieve a safe ocean passage.
Success in an ocean rowing race requires a combination of skills including teamwork, navigational know-how, weather and routing skills, physical ability and mental strength, together with an element of luck. With a mix of these skills, together with willpower and determination, anyone can achieve the unbelievable. We want you to be in one of those boats. You don’t have to be a rower to row an ocean, but you’ll need to learn how to. Make no mistakes, rowing an ocean is a serious mental and physical challenge but, with the right training to gain experience and knowledge, as well as our support on the water the risks can be managed, to make the amazing achievement of rowing an ocean, as safe as possible.
New Ocean Wave is dedicated to providing unparalleled levels of support and guidance to make your dreams a reality. Race entries are now open to those wanting to take part in the first Rowing Race on the Pacific. The start of the Great Pacific Race is scheduled for June 7th 2014. Find out more on the race page.