After nearly two months at sea, Elsa Hammond arrived safely in San Diego this morning, Saturday 2nd August.
Elsa left Monterey Bay on June 9th, bound for Hawaii as one of only four solos in the Great Pacific Race. After battling 30ft waves and fierce winds, the final solo remaining in the race by over a month, she made a considered decision to alter course towards Mexico, and was assisted up the coast by a race support yacht.
Elsa covered almost 1,000 miles solo and unsupported in her self-righting custom built ocean rowing boat, Darien.
The video below shows Darien on tow by the support yacht, Elsa rowing to land, and her being reunited with her fiancée (Campaign Manager Steve), to whom she was engaged three weeks before she set out to sea.
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