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YOP017: Sonya Baumstein - Solo Row Across The Pacific Ocean

Released Thursday, 9th April 2015
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In April 2015 Sonya Baumstein will attempt to row 5700 nautical miles from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco. Arguably the hardest open ocean crossing in the world, I will be on board a 23 foot rowboat for 150+ days supported only by land-based advisors via satellite phone. Potential challenges of this crossing other than distance and duration include high seas over 40 feet, winds above 50 knots, extreme wildlife, and freighters or other large vessels.
We were fortunate enough to catch Sonya just before she left for her adventure to chat about what the experience will be like and how she has been able to push her limits to become the first person ever to standup paddle board the Berring Strait and continues to achieve higher and higher goals.