The New Ocean Wave Great Pacific Race marks the first event of its kind on the Pacific Ocean, no one before has raced across the Pacific in a human powered race like this. With advances in on-board technology, boat design and materials, we expect that most crews taking part in this event will break the current World Record: we believe that the fastest two man crew could complete the race in as little as 40 days and a four man crew could complete it in around 30 days. To date, the Pacific ocean hasn’t been rowed by a four person crew.
We also understand that not everyone is aiming to break records, but that all are looking for a one-in-a-lifetime experience. As a guide, we suggest that a four may take between 30-55 days, a pair between 35-80 days and a single between 45-90 days.
The most direct route is a little over 2,100 nautical miles (over 2,400 statue miles). However, all crews will be subject to the same ocean conditions which will push the boats off the optimal course. This means the actual distance covered by each crew will be longer than the straight line between the start and finish points.