Story of the Name
Ellida was a magic dragon ship given to the Norse God of the "Sea" Aegir who was known for hosting many parties for his God friends by Aegir. It was the first ship in the North, big like a fortress and faster than an eagle, it was not fastened by nails, but rather the planks were grown together.
What is an ocean rowing boat?
An ocean row boat is the one item of equipment that no crew can do without. In addition each crew will need numerous pieces of equipment. Ocean row boats are ruggedly designed and built from marine grade plywood, glass or carbon fiber as well as other composite materials. They are able to withstand the worst weather that the ocean can throw at them and keep their crew safe. All boats in the Great Pacific Race are designed to self-right if they capsize and each boat has undergone a capsize test to ensure that this design feature is operational. Each boat has a water tight cabin at each end with the rowing cockpit in the middle. Generally one cabin is used for storage and the other as the accommodation, where the crew can rest when they are not rowing.
Rannoch R45 Dimensions
Our boat Ellida is a Rannoch 45 boat built in 2013, see it's boat dimensions below.
This boat has over 5 years of ocean rowing experience (built in 2013) and has made several successful crossing across the Atlantic
2013 - Atlantic Essence
2015 - Atlantic Endeavour
2017 - Roweigans
2018 - us (hopefully)
See the gallery underneath of our boat with the other teams and us!