Congratulations to the world-record breaking Pacific Discovery rowing team

Date: July 17, 2023
Credit: World’s Toughest Row

We’re proud to announce that the four amateur rowers in the Pacific Discovery rowing team, who we’ve been supporting this summer , have beaten the time for a mixed-team to cross the ocean between California and Hawaii.

Huge congratulations to the inspirational foursome, who at around 1am this morning, arrived in Hawaii after 2,800 miles of ocean rowing across the wide-open Pacific.

Not content with the feat of completing this journey, the team are now world-record holders too, becoming the fastest ever mixed team to complete the World’s Toughest Row, Pacific.

The team arrived at Hanalei Bay on the stunning island of Kauai, Hawaii, six days quicker than expected, with a time of 34 days, eight hours and 22 minutes.

“This is a phenomenally resilient effort, something we can all applaud and take inspiration from,” says Gareth Sweet, CEO of Sweet Projects, “We look forward to welcoming the team home to the UK soon.”

“We’re proud to have been supporting the team in raising funds for Mind, and – as of this moment – they have raised more than £57,000, as well as so much awareness for mental health, such an important cause.”

Our praise and admiration goes out to Cameron Parker, Theresa Patricios, Andrei Celovschi and Stuart Thompson, as well as their amazing land crew – Joy Maurer, Caroline Sharley, Penny Bird and so many more, who have been instrumental in this achievement.

Mental resilience and teamwork are two values that we admire from the team, who have been rowing for more than a month non-stop, digging deep into their mental and physical limits.

Huge congratulations from all of us at Sweet Projects, Team Pacific Discovery!

If you would like to read more about the Pacific Discovery team’s world-beating efforts, check out their website, Instagram and donate if you can to Mind, a cause we are fully behind.