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Follow the Race

The race starts June 12, 2023, and you can follow along using the YB Races app.

The people that follow along are affectionately called “dot watchers” as so many of us trace our friends and loved ones from Monterey, California, to Kauai, Hawaii.

The 2023 Pacific Race is not yet live on YB Races (it should be live by Friday June 9) , we’ll update here as soon as it is with the race name.

Track the Row4ALS Ocean Rowing Team Progress

You can watch all the boats in this year’s fleet throughout the row. There are fourteen teams in total, with three from the U.S.A. The only boats you won’t see on the app are the safety yachts.

[The Safety Yachts’] job is to provide assistance to crews in order to prevent problems becoming emergencies. They are not a rescue vessel.

As sailing vessels, it may take significant time for the Support boat to reach any particular boat in the ocean. The onslaught of bad weather or even storms may further delay the arrival, which could normally be anticipated under regular circumstances.

The general strategy is to keep a support boat in the back of the fleet, and then have ithe other one advance forward during the crossing to ‘visit’ as many boats as possible. However, in each the last few race there have been events which have altered the general path of this journey.

The Safety Yacht has limited capabilities and cannot solve all problems which is why all crews must undergo strict training and meet stringent equipment checks.

Atlantic Campaigns 2023 Pacific Family Guide

Will you be a dot watcher?

Could you follow along as Tim, Dale, and Abel row across the Pacific Ocean? If you want to get involved, we have sponsorship opportunities and accept donations. Row4ALS is a 501c3 nonprofit, and donations are tax-deductible.

All proceeds go to patient care and research at the University of Utah Clinical Neurosciences Center, ALS Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah, where the team is based.

map of pacific row