Rebecca Berger and Leanne Zrum prepare for a 2100 nautical mile row from Monterey Bay, California to Honolulu, Hawaii
In June of 2014, Rebecca Berger and Leanne Zrum will set off from Monterey Bay California and row 2100 nautical miles to Honolulu Hawaii unassisted as part of the inaugural Great Pacific Race. Their goal is to become the first Canadians to row the Pacific, and the first female pair to complete this history-making race.
The ocean rowing boat will only be moved by human power. In order to be unassisted,the boat will leave California with everything needed for the trip - this includes all food and supplies. Power for the water desalinator, and navigation, communication and video systems is provided by batteries charged by solar panels. The vessel will also be fully equipped with the most modern safety and emergency equipment.
By fully utilising the latest technologies on board the boat, Rebecca and Leanne will be able to update their website daily with a blog, and will also be able to post video clips and photos. RSS feeds can be provided from the site to any interested parties. The crew will also be available to write columns and reports. By traversing the Pacific, the crew will encounter wildlife closer and more intimately than ever before. By filming the whole challenge from start to finish, Rebecca and Leanne will produce an observational documentary of the endeavour. This will encompass the physical and mental demands of taking on an endurance challenge of this size, the fascinating diversity of wildlife encountered, and the sheer power of the ocean and Mother Nature!. It is the crew’s desire that others will be inspired by this achievement in striving towards their own goals!