After travelling 8446 miles and spending 257 days out at sea, the Coxless Crew has finally completed their journey. In April of 2015 the Coxless Crew set out to row the Pacific Ocean in aid of their selected charities; Walking with the Wounded and Breast Cancer Care.
Although there were 4 women on the boat at a time, the Coxless Crew is made up of 6 women; Laura Penhall (Team Leader), Emma Mitchell, Natalia Cohen, Isabel Burnham, Lizanne Van Vuuran and Meg Dyos.
The journey began in San Francisco and finished in Cairns, Australia made up of 3 legs, with Isabel rowing just the 1st, Lizanne rowing just the 2nd and Meg rowing just the 3rd with the rest of the team rowing the whole Journey.
The first leg across the Pacific was to Hawaii, 3028 miles away from where they set off, taking 68 days to arrive. Following this they went from Hawaii to Samoa, which became the longest and most arduous part of their voyage spending 95 days in the pacific and having to row 2608 miles. The final leg began at Samoa and culminated in Cairns, which took the crew 76 days to complete, and had a distance of 2810 miles.
The stops lasted for approximately a week at a time to restock the boat, repair, replenish supplies and for the team to share their story with the local, national and international media.
On the 24th of February 2016 the Coxless Crew had hit land and reached Cairns and made it in worldwide media, featuring in the Guardian, Telegraph, People Magazine, Cosmopolitan and the Cairns Post to name a few.
After working with the Coxless Crew helping with their social media activity we are very proud of what they have accomplished becoming the first women to row unsupported across the Pacific Ocean. Well done!!
You can still donate here http://coxlesscrew.com/charities/
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