OFs Angus Collins (f 94-98) and sister Bella Collins (f 03-06) have rowed from San Francisco to Hawaii in record breaking time in the Great Pacific Ocean Race, both becoming new Guinness World Record Holders!
Bella and her team ‘Ocean Sheroes’ are now the fastest ever all female crew of four to row the 2,400 nautical miles on the mid-Pacific route East to West, from San Francisco to Hawaii, setting a new World Record of 35 days, 14 hours and 32 minutes, smashing the previous record set by 14 days. The crew are also aiming to raise £60k for the Seabin project, a charity that is helping to clean up our oceans.
Photo: Bella - second from right
Angus and his all-male crew of four, called ‘Latitude 35’ completed the extraordinary race in just 30 days, 7 hours and 30 minutes. The previous record was 39 days, 9 hours and 56 minutes set in 2016, with the team breaking it by more than a week.
Photo: Angus - first on the right
The Great Pacific Race is one of the toughest competitions on earth that pits two-and four-person teams against one another in identical boats on a solitary journey across the open ocean. The teams live without any direct external support for the duration of the race.