Elsa Hammond’s solo row across the Pacific Ocean

Elsa Hammond’s solo row across the Pacific Ocean


My history as a rower. I started off at University, as an undergraduate. And…I’d thought about rowing before but I’d
never had the chance at school or anything. So I knew that I’d want to when I got to uni and I
got snapped up in the first week because I’m tall. And learnt how to row as a part of an
eight, so with eight rowers in the boat. And from there I had a go at rowing by myself, and then have graduated onto ocean rowing from there. So the idea for this particular challenge first came from me hearing about people doing
ocean rowing about eight years ago, and it stuck in my head, and I thought
one day I’d like to try out doing that myself. And I had already done sailing in the
South Pacific, and was doing rowing. But it’s taken quite a few years to finally come up
to this point of actually going for it and doing it. And it was when I heard about this race, which is
the first ever rowing race in the Pacific Ocean, the great Pacific Race, that I thought
‘that’s the thing to get involved in’. ‘That’s the one to go for’. This is a really big endurance
test and it’s something that I want to make sure that I’m ready
for by the time I get out there. It’s three months of rowing, pretty much
every day for long periods at a time And eat up to between, four and half
and eight thousand calories every day, which is three to four times
as much as most people need to eat in a normal day. In term of training…obviously I am doing
training on the water now I’ve got the boat. Also a lot of time in the gym
doing weights and trying to build up muscle to sustain
me while I’m out there. I’m rowing two thousand four hundred
miles from California to Hawaii. And my goal is to get each one of those
miles dedicated to an inspirational woman. So I am asking everybody to come onto the web site and nominate a woman for one of those miles. The names of the women will be written
all around the side of the boat. And also on the days that I row their miles; so say if your mile fifteen,
on the day I row mile fifteen. I will send out messages
about that woman, about all the other
women from that day. And they will also get a certificate as well.

2 thoughts on “Elsa Hammond’s solo row across the Pacific Ocean

  • January 5, 2015 at 1:05 am
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    Amazing!! Elsa, you are such an inspiration to me. Wishing you happy and safe journeys! <3

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  • June 15, 2015 at 3:45 pm
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    She failed

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