The Great Pacific Race: Rowing the Pacific Ocean:
Presented by Carlo Facchino
The Great Pacific Race is a bi-annual, self supported rowing race where crews attempt to row from Monterey, CA to Honolulu, Hawaii. Team Uniting Nations, a crew of four rowers from four different nations came together this past June to achieve a common goal: To break the World Record for the fastest Pacific Ocean crossing. Along the 2,600 plus mile journey the crew faced 30 foot waves, multiple storms, out-rowed three hurricanes and managed to survive living on a 24 foot boat for 39 days.
The Santa Cruz Yacht Club – The Great Pacific Race: Rowing the Pacific Ocean, John Patrick Mizell
Frequent mudslides and downed trees on Hwy 17, partial shoaling of the harbor mouth, and some of the largest waves on the bay in many years kept racers ashore for the January 21 midwinter date. Next midwinter racing is scheduled for February 18.
Full Article: The Santa Cruz Yacht Club – January Midwinter’s, John Patrick Mizell