GROHE TEAM OCEAN

ROWING THE RHINE 2024, ROWING THE PACIFIC 2025 .... FOR WATER AWARENESS

"Individually we are a drop, together we are an ocean"
- Satoro

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Meet the team


GROHE Team Ocean – a mixed team of four adventurers,
preparing to take on the challenge to row the Pacific in 2025!

To prepare themselves and gain more awareness for their mission on water, they will row the Rhine in 2024

Bela Evers (left) – Bela, is a keen all-round sporter, who loves adventure and endurance sports. She rowed across the Atlantic in December 2020 which has been an experience never to forget, igniting a passion for the sea.

Wilco van Rooijen (right) – Wilco is a top class mountain climber who has topped several mountains over 8000m and without the use of oxygen. Besides that he is also the holder of The Explorers Grand Slam. Now he’s having a go on Sea.

Sara Eenhoorn  (right middle) – a mountain enthusiast having climbed 10 mountains of 6000 meters +, becoming the first Dutch woman to do so. In her daily life, she organizes mountain trips and connects with charities. Her passion for extreme challenges made this adventure a natural next step. 

Bram Mayer (left middle) – Bram has moved on but remains a supporter of Team Ocean. We are therefore looking for our 4th team memeber. Are you the one? Get in touch!

THE PACIFIC CHALLENGE

What we will be doing: Starting in May 2025, Team Ocean will row unaided from Western USA to the magical backdrop of Hawaii.

A total of 4,500 km rowing in shifts of 2 hours on and 2 hours off non-stop. Facing sores, blisters, massive waves, seasickness, fatigue and a confronting mental challenge. We’ll be rowing to raise awareness for water. Living on less than 8 liters of water per day for 6-8 weeks. What will you do to reduce water consumption? Read more on our mission AQUAWARENESS

OUR MISSION

As a team of dedicated outdoor adventurers, we are grateful to be so close and ‘as one’ with nature. 

Climate change and behaviours are having an impact on our fresh water supply, while demand increases. By rowing the Pacific it is our mission to raise awareness and change behaviours when it comes to water consumption, ensuring we have access to fresh drinking water as a human right. We will be a living lab just surviving on less than 8 liters a day per person – showing it can be done and igniting a call to action on water awareness.

Sitting back is not an option. Let’s row this ocean together.

AQUAWARENESS

WHY AQUAWARENESS ?

  • The world holds only 2% of fresh water
  • A human beings consist of 60% of water
  • More than 40% of the world’s population live in water-stressed areas, and water demand is expected to rise 55% over the next 30 years (source: OECD)
  • Local problems are; too little water, too much water or water that is too polluted to use
  • There is no alternative resource for water.

 

LIFE IS WATER IS LIFE. EVERY DROP COUNTS!!

 

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