About the World's Toughest Row: Pacific
The second Pacific Challenge starts in June 2024, with up to 25 teams participating from all around the world. We'll start from the historic harbour of Monterey, and row 2,800 miles totally unsupported to finish 50 days later in Hanalei Bay on the island of Kauai. Once we set off from land, we'll have everything we need on board our 28ft boat, and this time we won't forget to stick our seasickness patches on!
To become the fastest female trio to row across the Pacific Ocean, help to close the gender adventure gap, and encourage a generation of women to live their wildest dreams.
Current record: 40 DAYS
Our aim: 38 DAYS
2. To raise £150,000 for our charity, Cancer Research UK.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for an estimated 10 million deaths in 2020. It is estimated that one in three people will develop cancer during their lifetime. Cancer Research has led to significant advances in prevention, detection and treatment over the past few decades. But there is still so much to be done.
Closing the gender adventure gap
Adventure sports are male dominated, with most high profile events and expeditions featuring male athletes. In ocean rowing, while growing as a demographic, only 25% of participants are female.
By increasing female representation in sport and adventure we can work towards greater gender equality across the spectrum. When women have equal opportunities to participate in sport and adventure, it has a ripple effect on attitudes in areas such as employment, equal pay and leadership roles.
Greater female representation in sport and adventure has clear economic benefits. Not only can it lead to increased interest and investment in women’s sports and outdoor pursuits, but according to a study by the women’s sports foundation, girls who participate in sport are more likely to have higher levels of confidence and self-esteem than those who do not, and are more likely to go after and secure leadership roles.
Women like me
‘Real’ and ‘relatable’ imagery and stories of women “like me” have a direct impact on girls participation and progression in sport, which in turn has an impact on all areas of their lives.
*as of August 2023.