In April 2015 four women set off on a mission to inspire others to follow their dreams and to support two charities close to their hearts (WWTW and Breast Cancer Care), now after 9 months together on a bright pink boat named Doris, they’ve finally managed to achieve their goal.
Their 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 an incredible 8,446 miles. Their route has only ever previously been completed by solo and pairs teams and never been done by a team of four, and has also never been undertaken as a continuous three stage row.
The journey has attracted much attention, with the ladies being shown support from the likes of Kylie Minogue, Anna Hemmings, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir Steve Redgrave CBE and Chrissie Wellington who has kindly said that, ‘The Coxless Crew are a shining light for us all to follow. They show all of us the importance of stepping out of our comfort zones, living life to the full, exploring, adventuring and never ever looking back to think “what if”. They also demonstrate the ability that we all have to use our own personal platforms, no matter how big or small, to support causes close to our heart.’
Well done to the Coxless Crew for their amazing achievement, we are incredibly proud of them and grateful to have the support of such brave women.
To find out more about the journey, or support the team visit:
A documentary of the journey, entitled Losing Sight of Shore, is being made by Emmy® Award Winning documentary filmmaker and TV Producer, Sarah Moshman and should be completed later this year. More information on it can be found here: http://losingsightofshore.com/the-documentary/