Sponsorship of Elsa Hammond
We’ve recently sponsored rower Elsa Hammond who is competing in the inaugural Great Pacific Race which departed on the 7th June 2014.
This is the first ocean rowing race to attempt the largest ocean in the world, and the odds are high that the current world record will be broken. Unlike the Atlantic, these waters are not tried and tested by numerous races and rowers.
- The race is 2,400 miles long as the albatross flies, although ocean currents, weather and wind mean that the actual route will be much longer
- Of the 20 boats entered, Elsa is one of only five soloists, one of only two female soloists, and the only solo female entrant from the UK
- Of the ten women who have ever rowed an ocean alone, only two have rowed the Pacific.
- Elsa is working with the Plastic Oceans Foundation to combat the effects of plastic pollution in our oceans.