Magazine and Ultracoin have
announced that they are partnering to sponsor Elsa Hammond in the Great Pacific
On June 7,
2014, Elsa Hammond will be competing in a 2,400 mile canoe race across the
Pacific Ocean, from California to Hawaii. The Great Pacific Race is the first
rowing race on the Pacific, with teams of 1, 2 and 4 rowers competing against
each other on the world’s largest ocean.
will be traveling solo in a boat with no sails or engines, moved only by her
muscles pulling the oars, in a journey expected to take up to three months.
has dedicated her race to two causes - the Plastic Oceans Foundation, a charity
that works to raise awareness of plastic pollution in our oceans; and the GREAT
Initiative, a charity promoting gender equality.
crypto-currency similar to Bitcoin, will be sponsoring Elsa in her journey with
donations and publicity.
of Ultracoin commented on the sponsorship:
UTC and our community are thrilled to be able to support Ms. Hammond in her
attempt to complete this amazing voyage and we are amazed by her drive and
perseverance. Our community will also donate a substantial amount of UTC after
completion to show our support in this incredible endeavor”
application developer for Ultracoin and a writer for BitcoinWoman Magazine
“We were awestruck when we read
of Elsa Hammond’s
race. She is taking something that most of us would find impossible and
providing inspiration to women everywhere. I join with my team and the entire
Ultracoin community in supporting Elsa in her quest.”
wallet will be placed on Elsa Hammond’s website
where you can also read her inspiring story.
with Bitcoin here.
Telegraph team wishes the best of luck to Elsa in the Great Pacific Race 2014!