Challenging the Pacific : The First Woman to Row the Kon-Tiki Route Paperback / softback
Raising the bar after rowing solo across the North Atlantic at the age of twenty-five, Maud Fontenoy took on the challenge of crossing the Pacific Ocean just two years later in 2005.
Leaving from Lima, Peru and traveling 4,400 miles in 73 days, Fontenoy landed in Hiva Oa in French Polynesia, becoming the first woman to complete what is known as the "Kon-Tiki" route.
Alone at sea for days and nights on end, Fontenoy's story relates the ups and downs of her journey, from sharks circling her boat to the celebrity's welcome upon her journey's end.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 176 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
- Publication Date: 17/05/2012
- Category: Rowing
- ISBN: 9781611455045