The Coxless Crew, a team of women have achieved a world first by rowing 8,446 miles unsupported across the Pacific Ocean in 2015/16, from America to Australia, and in the process have raised over £65,000 for their two charities Walking With the Wounded and Breast Cancer Care.
Whether a wounded servicewoman or a survivor of breast cancer, both Charities primary focus is supporting women to overcome adversity.
The vision of The Coxless Crew challenge is to generate awareness of women who face extreme adversity and to raise funds to support their journey towards long-term health and wellbeing.
Any money raised for Walking with the Wounded will go into the UK’s first ever fund dedicated to injured servicewomen.
By completing this challenge the team wish to inspire others to reach for their own potential and to meet the challenges that life throws at them, however big or small. We will all have to face our own Pacific Ocean at some point in our lives.
Our chosen charities that we are raising funds and awareness for
The Pacific Ocean is the world’s largest ocean, bounded by Australia in the west and the Americas in the east. At sixty-four million square miles, it covers one-third of Earth’s total surface area.
Our row across the Pacific was an unsupported three-stage row starting in San Francisco, California and finishing in Cairns, Australia. Stops were made in Hawaii and Samoa and the entire expedition covered 8,446 miles and took 9 months!
Stops lasted for approximately seven days at a time to restock the boat, repair and replenish supplies, for the team to share their story with the local, national and international media and to swap in one team member.
This route has only ever been completed by solo and pairs teams, never had it been done by a team of four and never had it been done as a continuous three stage row.
Become part of our 8,446 mile journey... 'Buy A Mile' for £10 and your name will be written on our 'Inspiration Wall' inside the boat to cross the Pacific with us.
Pretty impressive, rowing the Pacific Ocean! Worth supporting, please check them out. #brave
Alex Corbisiero, Northampton Saints & England RFU
What a fantastic adventure to be a part of. To commit to taking on such a challenge with the risks, highs and lows that will undoubtedly be experienced is amazing. The crew have my full admiration and support.
Ben Hunt-Davis, MBE, Olympic Gold Medallist and Director of Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? Ltd
Words really can’t describe the magnitude of what these ladies are going to undertake, 8,446 miles of the most unforgiving ocean on the planet, 6 months at sea in a cramped ocean rowing boat, just thinking about undertaking a voyage like that you would have to be pretty special, but these ladies are not just thinking about it they are doing it! I wish the team every success and look forward to hearing about the adventure of a lifetime.
Mickey Bushell M.B.E London 2012 T53 100m Champion
What an incredible Project and amazing team. You girls totally rock….! 2014 the Pacific will not know what has hit it.
This is one of the most ambitious adventures I have worked with and I will be with you in spirit every mile of the way!