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Great Pacific Race Start on Saturday, June 2

Rowing Race from Monterey to Hawaii

  • 17 May 2018
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Event date: 6/2/2018 Export event

The Great Pacific Race is the world’s ultimate endurance challenge.  Ocean row boats of two and four crew compete against others from around the world in an epic journey on the world’s largest ocean from Monterey, California to Waikiki, Hawaii.  The shortest route between the start and finish is a little over 2,400 miles but winds, waves, current and less than perfect steering mean that each boat will actually cover closer to 3,000 miles.  This epic journey is expected to take those racing between 30 and 80 days depending on the number of people in the crew, the quality of their preparation and the weather conditions they encounter on route.  Each boat is only moved by the muscle of the crew pulling on the oars and carries no sails or engines.

The race start is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, if weather and ocean conditions cooperate. Boats and crews have started arriving, and the public will have a chance to meet the crews and watch them train in Monterey Harbor. For more infomation, visit greatpacificrace.com.

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