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Louis Bird & Erden Eruc Team up

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November 21, 2016

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BENEFITING: AROUND-N-OVER

EVENT DATE: Jun 04, 2016

THE STORY:

Erden will row from Monterey Bay to Honolulu on a two person rowboat with Louis Bird who is the son of Peter Bird. The goal of Louis is to better understand his father's motivations by doing this ocean row 20 years after he was lost at sea. This article about Peter on the Ocean Rowing Society website mentions Louis.

Peter was a pioneer of ocean rowing until 1996 when he was lost on the Pacific while trying to row from Vladivostok to California. When Erden launched on the Pacific from Bodega Bay in 2007, all of Peter's friends from Sonoma County became his instant supporters, then they placed Peter's logo on the side of Erden's rowboat which he carried on all his ocean crossings since.

Peter still holds the Guinness World Record for most career days at sea for an ocean rower by 937 days. Erden's total stands at 880 days and there is a good chance that they may match Peter's commitment on this row together with his son Louis, which would be a profound experience. Add to that Erden's 55th birthday mid-July during this challenge, this will be a unique undertaking, bringing new meaning to a "life reimagined."

The Great Pacific Race from Monterey Bay to Honolulu will begin on June 4, 2016. Erden will be rowing with Louis Bird on a two person classic rowboat. If you look up crews on the race website, their team is "Sons of Pacific." Nine boats will be racing and there will be tracking page where you will be able to follow all boats. Erden will provide a separate tracking page just for their boat which can be bookmarked. They expect to reach Honolulu by the end of July if all goes according to plan.

The budget shortfall includes funds to ship the rowboat from Honolulu back to her owner in addition to expedition food, travel and various incidental costs that Erden incurred in this project.  The former partner of Louis, James Jones had to withdraw just before the race due to medical reasons after investing his time and funds to the project but had to withdraw.  Then Erden arrived on very short notice to take his place in order to help Louis.

In an ideal world, Erden would like to raise sufficient funds to reimburse half the costs of boat rental and race fees to either Louis or to James, depending.

Erden's hope is to raise 25,000 USD to achieve this goal. A breakdown of costs will be possible once in Honolulu. There is just not enough daylight hours before the start for Erden to tally all upfront costs. We hope that you will understand and be willing to share this plea with your friends and potential supporters.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,650

MONEY RAISED
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  • Stevie Smith

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jason Lewis

    $50

  • LEVENT AKSIN

    $100

  • Stay safe!

    $25

  • IRMAK & RÜYA ERUÇ

    $300

  • Cem Kocak

     

  • Erden's biggest fan (besides Nancy)

    $250

  • Peter Hogg

    $100

  • Bill Leyrer

    $50

  • Sibel and Yavuz Sertmehmetoglu

    $500

  • osman ertorer

    $25

  • Doug & Gail

    $250

  • LEVENT AKSIN

    $100

  • Coach Al R

    $300

  • Levent Erman

    $25

  • Deb Nicholls

     

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11% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,650 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

AROUND-N-OVER

Amount Raised

$2,600

 

10% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Jason Lewis

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

10 months ago

Deb Nicholls

Deb Nicholls

10 months ago

Levent Erman

Levent Erman

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Coach Al R

Coach Al R

DONATION: $300

10 months ago

LEVENT AKSIN

LEVENT AKSIN

DONATION: $100

SAVE THE OCEANS......!!! 11 months ago

Doug & Gail

Doug & Gail

DONATION: $250

12 months ago

osman ertorer

osman ertorer

DONATION: $25

motivation & inspiration 12 months ago

Sibel and Yavuz Sertmehmetoglu

Sibel and Yavuz Sertmehmetoglu

DONATION: $500

Good luck Erden Eruc and safe trip to all rowers. 12 months ago

Bill Leyrer

Bill Leyrer

DONATION: $50

Safe journey gentlemen. 12 months ago