The Great Pacific Race is the World’s leading human endurance challenge. Ocean row boats of two and four people compete against each other in the first and only rowing race on the Pacific. The next Great Pacific Race starts in June 4th 2016 when our teams from around the world will set out on a 2,400 mile journey across the world’s largest ocean from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii. This epic journey is expected to take between 30 and 80 days depending on the ability of the crew and the weather. Each boat carries no sails or engines and is only moved by the muscle of the crew pulling on the oars.
This extreme adventure is not for the faint hearted and the size of the challenge should not be underestimated. However, you don’t need to have rowing experience before applying for this incredible challenge as the rowing technique for these wide and stable boats can be taught in an afternoon and mandatory courses are taken to learn navigation and other required skills. Our highly experienced team provide exceptional levels of support, supplied by experienced experts through all stages of the journey from the first steps of campaign planning, to your arrival in Hawaii and we know with this quality of assistance you will be successful. With dedication, hard work and our support everyone has the potential to row the Pacific. If you have what it takes to take on the World’s leading human endurance challenge and row the Pacific then enter the Great Pacific Race 2016 now.
There are two options when deciding how to take part in the race.
Pay Per Seat – We offer individuals the opportunity to buy a seat as part of a four person team. We provide a fast boat, race entry fee, boat shipping and all mandatory equipment meaning all you need to do is complete the mandatory training courses and arrive in Monterey with your food ready to go.
We are recruiting for
- World Record Attempt – Four women to form an all-female team of four
- World Record Attempt – Four men to form an all-male team of four
The last team (Team Uniting Nations) to do this won the Great Pacific Race 2014 and set multiple Guinness World Records in the process. This is the easiest and cheapest way to row the Pacific.
We carefully match team mates together based on personality profiles, , finally you also get involved and meet all the applicants to select your final crew. Contact us via the form on the contact page for more information.
We also have limited spaces available for those who want to row in a team of two (pair) and can supply a boat with all equipment and logistics taken care of. Get in touch for more information.
Setup your own crew – You may have some friends who you want to row with. In this case you can enter the race and then buy a used or new boat to row in. We are able to help at all stages of your preparation from helping to source a suitable boat for your team to helping with the logistics of shipping your boat to the start of the race.
How to raise the funds to participate? We’ve put together a handy 10 point guide to give you some ideas of how to raise the cash needed.