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24 May 2018

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences alumna takes to the sea in World Record attempt

Caroline Lander and two fellow crewmembers will set sail from California this June, in an attempt to make history.

Alumna Caroline, who graduated with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science in 2012, is part of the first all-female crew, ‘Pacific Terrific’, who will attempt to row 2,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. A crew of three has never rowed this journey, and no female team have ever won the Great Pacific Race.

The team have set themselves the challenge to set world records in the process. Caroline and her teammates, Megan Hoskin and Eleanor Carey, are aiming to be the fastest crew of three to row the Pacific Ocean in the Great Pacific Race this summer, the first crew of women to win the race, and the youngest all-female crew of three to row any ocean worldwide.

They will row in varying shift patterns for over 13 hours a day. The crew will need to navigate, desalinate seawater for drinking and clean the boat on their travels, too.

Luckily, the crew are no strangers to adventure having already completed many challenges together, including English Channel swims and ultra-marathons.

We wish alumna Caroline and her fellow crewmembers the best of luck in their upcoming challenge.

You can follow their journey on FacebookInstagram and online.