Back in 2011, a group of female rowers began to dream of rowing the Pacific ocean, a trek never before completed by a team of four, nor a group of women. By 2013, the Coxless Crew was formed with aspirations to complete the first four-person team expedition from America to Australia. Over the next two years, funds were raised, a custom-made pink ocean row boat (lovingly named Doris) was built, and several of the original team members had dropped out of the project to be replaced with ambitious new faces ready for the challenge.
After years of planning, as well as months of physical and mental preparation, the Coxless crew set off from San Francisco in April of 2015, bound for Hawaii, the first checkpoint on their three-legged journey across the Pacific. The Coxless Crew’s journey, passionately encapsulated within “Losing Sight of Shore”, is a deeply inspirational example of what can happen when average people dream big, join together, and persevere through thick and thin. In short, incredible things can be achieved.