The Great Pacific Race

Visit the Race website at WWW.GREATPACIFICRACE.COM

The Great Pacific Race is the biggest, baddest human endurance challenge on the planet. Ocean row boats of one, two and four compete against each other in the world’s first rowing race on the Pacific. On June 7th at 10am2014 our teams from around the world will set out on a 2,400 mile journey on the world’s largest ocean from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii. This epic journey is expected to take between 30 and 90 days depending on the size 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.
Roz Savage arrives Honolulu Hawaii
This extreme adventure is not for the faint hearted and the risks should never be underestimated.  However, each of the crews have spent months if not years preparing for the race, completing mandatory courses and gaining valuable practical experience of being at sea. With exceptional levels of support throughout all stages of the race from the first steps of planning to their arrival in Hawaii, we know they will be successful.

Up for grabs are four unique trophies

  • The fours trophy will be named after the first four to complete the route.
  • The Fairfax-Cook Trophy for the fastest Classic Pair.
  • The Saville Trophy for the fastest Open Pair.
  • The Pete Bird Trophy for the fastest single.

After being presented to the winners each trophy will spend two years with the winning crew before being returned to New Ocean Wave for presentation to those who win the Great Pacific Race 2016.  All ocean rowers who successfully complete the crossing will receive their own trophy to keep and a certificate in celebration of their achievement. New Ocean Wave will also liaise with the independent adjudicators of Guinness World Records for ocean rowing the Ocean Rowing Society regarding any World Records that are set or broken.

Race Rules

The race rules are primarily to ensure the safety of all race entrants.  The race rules include details about mandatory equipment that must be taken and where it must be kept on the boat, the design of the boat itself and key dates regarding arrival at the race start.  They also define what counts as external assistance, penalties that will be applied in the event of a rule being broken and the training that each entrant should complete prior to the race start.

You can download a copy of the race rules via this link but for a copy of the appendixes and access to the entrant zone of the race website including exclusive discount and assistance from our team you’ll need to enter the race.

  Race rules GPR 2014 (378.3 KiB, 815 hits)

If you’ve ever thirsted for the chance to do something amazing, then why wait?  Do it NOW!
Entries for the Great Pacific Race 2016 are now open. You can sign up now by visiting the race entry page.

Alternatively, if you have more questions then you can register your interest here and we will contact you shortly.

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