Bristol student, 29, in unaided Pacific row boat race
18 March 2014 Last updated at 15:38 GMT
A Bristol student is hoping to become the youngest woman to row unaided across part of the Pacific in the ocean's first ever rowing race.
Elsa Hammond, 29, will spend three months at sea crossing 2,400 miles (3,800 km) in the race which starts in June.
Fiona Lamdin reports.