Pacific Odyssey - Trans North Pacific Row

Vessel Name: Crackers
Vessel Make/Model: Ocean Rower
Hailing Port: Poole, Dorset UK
Crew: Tim Welford, Dom Mee
In May of 2001 the crew of 'Crackers' will set out from Choshi, a small fishing village north of Tokyo, Japan. They will head out into the vast emptiness of the north Pacific Ocean on a great circle route towards the western shore of the United States some 5000 miles distant. They have to reach [...]
31 December 2001 | Exmouth, Devon, UK
10 October 2001 | The Blue Boar, Poole, Dorset UK
22 September 2001 | Los Angeles
18 September 2001 | Lat: 43 33.56' N Long: 146 53.08' W
13 September 2001 | 43 11.84' N, 150 06.40' W
07 September 2001 | 42 56.92' N, 153 16.00' W
30 August 2001 | 42 46.96' N, 157 04.20' W
21 August 2001 | Lat: 44 42.32' N - Long: 165 31.08' W
15 August 2001 | Just past halfway!
01 August 2001 | International Dateline, N Pacific
25 July 2001 | Pacific
18 July 2001 | North Pacific
10 July 2001 | Pacific
05 July 2001 | Somewhere wet, windy and soggy
27 June 2001 | Pacific
20 June 2001 | 33 degs 45 N 162 degs 31 E
06 June 2001 | 158 Degrees E
30 May 2001 | Pacific
Recent Blog Posts
31 December 2001 | Exmouth, Devon, UK

Happy New Year!

What a year it has been, after being on dry land since September it's hard to believe that Tim and I were once rowing the Pacific. We are now preparing for the London Boat Show starting on the 3rd of January 2002, the last time we attended the show was last January along with 'Crackers'.

10 October 2001 | The Blue Boar, Poole, Dorset UK


As you all now know, our North Pacific Unsupported rowing attempt came to a disastrous end when we were damaged and capsized beyond repair by an American fishing vessel. Now with our feet firmly on dry land and having got over the 'lucky to be alive' feeling we have to look at the positive aspects of [...]

22 September 2001 | Los Angeles


As you know by now, Pacific Odyssey has come to a dramatic and premature end. The Tuna fishing vessel 'Judy S' collided with Crackers cutting the hull virtually in two, throwing Dom into the sea and leaving me trapped in the upturned hull. After getting out we were taken aboard the Judy S and amanged [...]

Whales Dolphins Terry the Turtle Cats and Dogs

14 June 2001 | Pacific
Its been like Wildlife on One around here! We have seen marine wildlife every day since the last update which has been uplifting and exciting. Albert the Albatross continues to visit and we were joined by a new breakfast partner Terry the turtle this morning which was nice. We have been able to get some great video footage in fact it is fair to say we are geting quite arty darling. I have just come off watch in which I spent the wettest three hours of my life as we have been hit by high winds and monsoonal rains today, wetter then a camping holiday in Wales which should bring a smile to my Mum and Dad. We will be rowing until last light as the waves are little bit big to row during the night for this our eighth storm. Our Gul waterproofs have been put through the mill have proved to be fantastic and I would advise the Atlantic rowers to use Gul as it is second to none. You will all see on the Xplot that we have now reached 161 West which has been a great boost to our moral we have had to fight hard to cover each degree of longitude. We have had a storm a week and 70% head winds we are very pleased with our progress so far. Being a Royal Marine I view each degree of longitude as a heavley defended trench there are currently 31 trenchs to take to the half way mark, no dramas! Keep the messages coming we really enjoy your comments good luck to Terry, Sue and the crew of Assauge for the season and thanks for messages from Terry, Kim, Louay and nick. Still on the sailing scene good luck Big Guy and Wee Billy thanks for toasting me in the Peir View. In the words of Richard III 'My kingdom for a sail' springs to mind in fact I dream about sail boats every night. Get well soon to Geoff in Exmouth hospital, big up to Cath, Sedge and Katy in Bude and Titch and Sandy it is not one of my wind ups I am rowing the Pacific its not a website con. Big love to my Mum and Dad hope the your holiday was groovey big hug to Sis and of course Ang. Anyway until next time keep it real.

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