As an endurance athlete and explorer I’ll be setting out to break a new world record, and this time I will be taking on the vast Pacific Ocean, aiming to become the first female in history to row solo and non-stop across the Pacific, from North America to Australia. This means I won’t be setting foot on land for the 6400 miles, and 6-9 months of rowing, that lie between the two continents. I will be filming a documentary of the entire journey, as well as sharing my experiences live from the ocean as they happen.
Some of the biggest threats out in the middle of the ocean are storms, 40 foot waves causing me to roll, oars and water-maker breaking, collision with large vessels and the great likelihood of running out of food.
owing halfway around our planet, solo, unsupported, in waters filled with some of the richest and most diverse marine life, is one of the greatest expeditions I could hope to embark on in my lifetime. Only two men have ever succeeded rowing solo and non-stop, and few people have even dared to attempt the crossing.
The expedition is expected to take between 180 and 270 days, equating to up to 6,480 hours at sea. I will be completely self reliant, storing all the food, electronics, navigation and communication equipment I will need in hull and cabins of the boat. Fully laden the boat will weigh around 1 ton.