John is aiming to row solo across the Pacific, the Worlds largest ocean, from California (USA) to Queensland (Australia).
The trip is expected to take between 140 and 180 days to complete. The crossing will be undertaken without any stops or a support vessel. As such John will have to be totally self reliant for the duration of the crossing, taking all supplies with him.
Departing form San Francisco late May early June, John’s route will take him from continent to continent passing south of Hawaii, through the South Sea Islands, across the Coral Sea and through the Great Barrier Reef, before arriving in Cairns.
The closest any solo rower has come to completing this journey came in 1983 when, after 294 days at sea, Peter Bird was rescued by the Australian Navy in the Coral Sea off the Great Barrier Reef. A handful of other solo crossings have been made, some taking three seasons to complete, but none have been continuous without stops.