Inaugural California-Hawaii rowing race set for 2014

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More people have been into space than have rowed across an ocean. The majority of ocean rows have taken place over the same route across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west (Canary Islands to the Caribbean).

Now ocean rowing is coming to the United States of America and to the largest ocean on the planet — the Pacific Ocean.

The Pacific Rowing Race starts in from Monterey Bay, Calif., and finishes in Honolulu, representing a new race route for intrepid individuals and crews. It is a route that has been completed by only a handful of row boats before.

The Pacific Rowing Race will increase that number significantly as up to 40 boats containing one, two or four adventurers from around the World set off from the start on June 7, 2014, and head west. The race will be extremely challenging and will push the crews to their limits mentally, emotionally and physically. 

Crews will take more than 1,000,000 oar strokes and consume more than 250,000 calories as they row 2,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean in a journey will take them between 35 and 90 days.

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