In June 2018 our all-female crew will be rowing 2,400 miles from California to Hawaii
The reason? To compete in the Great Pacific Race, "the world's ultimate endurance challenge" and break a world record in the process.
We are aiming to break the current all-female world record by completing the row within 50 days. That's 50 days on a 24-foot boat, rowing a continuous cycle of 2 hours on, 2 hours off. We will live on the boat and be entirely self-sufficient; our food, medical supplies and electrical equipment will all be with us, so it's up to us to fix things if (when!) they go wrong.
It's not only a challenge of physical endurance, but a test of mental stamina and problem-solving skills too. We will learn the basics of sea survival, navigation and fixing electrical equipment before we head out to sea, but what do you do when your water maker is broken, you're 600 miles from land and only have a sat-phone for support? You adapt. You find a solution, it's a question of survival.
More people have ventured into space than have rowed an ocean.