Race Rules

The race rules are put in place for two reasons.  To ensure the safety of all our race participants and to ensure a fair and level playing field between all crews.

  1. The boat shall be raced with the correct number of persons on board at all times.
  2. The boat shall retain all equipment onboard until the end of the race
  3. Before the race starts, each team shall have rowed their boat for a minimum of 48 hours, at least of 12 of which must be in the dark
  4. Each competitor shall have completed the mandatory courses including approved Sea Survival, First Aid at Sea, VHF radio use, Navigation and practical sailing.
  5. Except for use of a water desalinator, catching rain and fishing no crew shall receive any re-supplies of food, drink or equipment during the race.
  6. Except for satellite telephone calls, email and radio communications no crew shall receive any assistance during the race.
  7. Public Relations and media support to promote the race to the media
  8. Television content, production and distribution
  9. Providing you with an adventure camera to record what happens during your race
  10. Official race photography and videography including production of a race documentary

You can request a copy of the race rules be sent to you via email by filling out the form below.

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Next…find out more about entering the Great Pacific Race and if you have what it takes you can enter the race today.

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