In June of 2016, we will be attempting to do something that has never been done by 2 women: row across the Pacific Ocean from Monterey, CA to Honolulu, HI. The nearly 3,000 mile trip takes approximately 2 months to complete and will be done entirely unassisted; no stops, no food drops, no sails, no motor, just muscle. We will carry everything we need to survive at sea with us.
But this is not just about us. This is about you, too. It’s about all of us being a force of positive change in a big world. In mythology, the Kraken is an enormous, squid-like sea monster, capable of swallowing ships whole and the bringer of certain doom to all who cross its path. We believe there is not only the very real "monster at sea" that we as a species have created through waste and misuse, but that there is a Kraken within each and every one of us. To this end, Megan and Vicki are challenging their bodies to attempt 3 World Records in the sport, as well as bring to light the atrocity that is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Because of this, we want to motivate others while challenging ourselves; After all, this is no longer just about a carbon footprint, but a moral footprint. Fight the Kraken is our catalyst for making small changes towards seemingly indomitable goals: actually completing the voyage where others have not, and reversing the damage that has been done to our greatest global resource. The ocean entertains us, inspires us, and sustains us so we all need to take responsibility for its protection. This monster is no longer just a myth, and we intend to fight it. Our tools are a boat, a camera, and the power in our bodies. Together we can do something great... one stroke at a time.
What We Hope to Achieve
- To make history by becoming the first North American pair to row across the Pacific Ocean.
- To show that humans can enjoy our natural resources with zero negative impact.
- To generate funding to aid current and future oceanic cleanup efforts.
- To be an inspiration for anyone that has had a goal that seemed out of reach.
- To bring to the spotlight exactly what our impact on the ocean looks like.
- To challenge our bodies, minds, and spirits beyond what we can even imagine.
- To do something greater than ourselves.