From California to Hawai'i – just 2100 nautical miles

AT 6am PST on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 (2pm GMT), Fraser Hart, Samuel Collins, Colin Parker, and James Wight will begin their attempt to win the New Ocean Wave Great Pacific Race by being the quickest four man team ever to row from Monterey, CA, to Honolulu, HI. That’s the route below.

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Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii

Once we set off, you’ll be able to follow our progress via yellowbrick GPS tracker on the Great Pacific Race website here. Team Pacific Rowers, as we are collectively called, will spend the next five weeks flitting between rowing, sleeping and eating the most calorie-intense food we can get our hands on in a vessel not much bigger than us, hoping the sight of those lush Hawaiian volcanoes will make the whole adventure worthwhile.

The boat is now laden with the latest staying alive equipment, powered by solar-charged batteries, including communication devices and water desalinators, and also necessities in the event of an emergency – when 1,050 miles from civilisation. More importantly, we will be able to blog.��We’ll also be updating our Twitter and Facebook feeds whenever possible so you can keep up to date with  how the team is getting on.

You can also check out daily race reports including updates on weather conditions and snippets from the teams on the Great Pacific Race website.