Waiting for World Record Confirmation

Guinness logoIt’s a very special time.  We are awaiting news from the Guinness World Record Adjudicators regarding the numerous records and World firsts that those rowing in the Great Pacific Race 2014 have achieved.

It’s incredible to think that this time last year there had been 16 people who had ever rowed the Pacific from East to West.  Now after the first ever human powered race across the Pacific Ocean there are no fewer than 44 Pacific Ocean rowers.

The records that we have applied for on behalf of our ocean rowers are:

  • Team Uniting Nations – First team of four to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W
  • Team Uniting Nations – Fastest (all male) four to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W – 43 days 7 hours 39 minutes (land to land no tow)
  • Junho Choi – first South Korean to row any ocean
  • Craig Hackett is the first New Zealand man to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W
  • Phillip Cavanagh is the first Irishman to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W
  • Dan Kierath is the first Australian to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W
  • Nick Kempster from Team NOMAN: Youngest man to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W – Age at start – 24 years 7 days (8773 days old)
  • Team NOMAN – Youngest crew of four to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W – Average age of crew: 24 years 206 days (8973 days old on average)
  • Team Pacific Warriors – First mixed four to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W – 57 days 5 hours 45 minutes
  • Susannah Cass is the youngest female to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W – 25 years 363 days
  • Team Boatylicious: First all-female four to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W – 50 days 11 hours 27 minutes
  • Team CC4 Pacific – First all-male pair to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W –  75 days 9 hours 25 minutes
  • Team Fat Chance Row – First and Fastest open pair to row the Pacific – mid ocean route E-W – 45 days 3 hours 43 minutes
  • Sami Inkinen – Fat Chance Row – First Finish man to row any ocean

We are hoping to have confirmation from Guinness within the next few months.

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