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Westbound Rower - The Great Pacific Challenge

Updated: Apr 6

Gig Harbor, WA, June 19, 2021 – The first person to circumnavigate the world solo by human power, Erden Eruç, (pronounced Air-den Air-rooch) is launching on a second epic adventure, this time departing Crescent City, CA on June 22nd – destination, Hong Kong, PCR. Having successfully crossed four different oceans by rowing between 2006 - 2012, Eruç is estimating a 10-month crossing of the Pacific Ocean before making landfall. This will be the first mainland to mainland crossing of the Pacific between North America and Asia.

As an Ocean Ambassador for Ocean Recovery Alliance , Eruç will highlight the plastics problem in our oceans while Ocean Recovery Aliiance will produce a stream of educational content both in English and in Chinese. Additionally, he will reach classrooms communicating by satellite phone with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants. His educational and scientific mission earned Westbound Rower the recognition as a Flag Expedition by the prestigious Explorers Club.

You can follow his trip on our WestBound Rower StoryMap as well.


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