Meet the man attempting the longest non-stop ocean row from North America to Australia, which covers over 7,000 statute miles.
Tuesday, June 19 – 6 to 9 p.m. @ The Club
Jacob Adoram Hendrickson is on a mission to set the world record for longest unsupported solo ocean row across the Pacific and you can meet him on Tuesday.
Come to a fundraiser at the Club @ the Boatyard on June 19 from 6-9 p.m. and support this former fighter pilot’s incredible journey. He plans to start rowing from Neah Bay, Wash., on July 7, 2018, to embark on a 10-month trip that will end in Cairns, Australia.
Hear Hendrickson speak about his extraordinary goal of rowing across the Pacific Ocean, his extensive preparation, his 28-foot custom-built boat, Emerson, and his partner for clean drinking water on his journey, Water Mission, which works to build safe water solutions around the world.
Fundraiser for Ocean Rower is Set for June 19 at The Club @ the Boatyard
Hendrickson, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, is not out to make a political statement, he says, but rather, is on a mission of self and world exploration.
“I was a pilot, so I have the flying part figured out,” he said. “I rode my bike across the country, so I have experienced land. It seemed the next step was understanding what life was like on the ocean.”
The route will traverse the Pacific across 7,145 statute miles of open ocean, according to Jacob’s website, making it the longest solo, non-stop attempt from North America in the history of modern ocean rowing.
Read more here about Hendrickson’s journey.