Rowing the Pacific a Ratings Hit for Discovery 10 June 2012


Following its premiere on the Discovery Channel on the 10 May, Rowing the Pacific has proved a ratings hit with viewers. The story of Mick Dawson and Chris Martin’s epic row across the Pacific Ocean has become one of the highest rating documentaries of the year on the channel.

With exclusive access to the unique footage, Mick and Chris recorded during their journey, Rowing the Pacific tells the remarkable story of two men who were pushed to the edge and beyond, yet who survived it all to tell a remarkable story of human endurance and courage.


Overcoming perilous hurricanes, life-threatening electrical storms, 50 foot waves, near starvation and a fire that almost took their lives, Mick  and Chris set a new world record when they rowed 7000 miles across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to San Francisco in just 189 days. From the very start, Mick and Chris knew they were putting their lives on the line by even attempting their voyage.

There had already been six failed attempts - including one fatal one. Mick himself had been involved in two of them, including an expedition that ended in a terrifying capsize when his boat was flooded by a freak wave. So neither he or Chris were under any illusion about how tough it was going to be.

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