The Great Pacific Race
The Great Pacific Race 2014 marked the first event of its kind on the Pacific Ocean, before this no one before had raced across the Pacific in human powered boats like this. The Great Pacific Race 2016 will continue to build on the success achieved by the first race and 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.
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.
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. In the 2014 race we found that the shortest distance rowed was 2283nm and the furthest distance was 2495nm rowed.