2765 miles in record 45 days rowed from San Francisco to Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii across the vast Pacific Ocean,
they raised $200.000 for the fight for better food. Read more on their blog…
I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Sami Inkinen last year and he told me about the crazy adventure him and his wife Meredith Loring are planning.
On June 7th 2014 as part of the Great Pacific Race it’s a Go. They will row 2400 mile from San Francisco to Hawaii for approximately 2 month. Having no real open ocean rowing experience, preparing with an interesting training routine and committed to an unusual dietary approach without sugar, this will be a big challenge. Oh, and there will be no support boat going along …
You can follow them at FAT CHANCE ROW , donate to their cause in the fight against cancer and see their progress at Great Pacific Race.
Here is one of my shots of Sami training in the hills north of San Francisco.
“On September 27, 2013, Brian Nice, Traumatic Brain Injury survivor, and his team will embark on a cross-country road trip to photograph the American landscape through the eyes of someone affected by brain injury. The images and journey are intended to inspire Traumatic Brain Injury survivors along with everyone to see past their own limitations and do what they love.”
Meeting up with him last week during the wrap party of one of his fundraisers he told me :
‘I am mentally clear, it’s just that I am stuck in this body.’
and I asked myself,
do I comprehend what he means ?