CC4 Pacific consists of cousins Clement Heliot and Christophe Papillon representing their home country of France in the inaugural Great Pacific Race. GPR 2014 is not the first challenge this dynamic duo have undertaken. In 2010, they crossed Europe by bike. During that experience they developed the special bond necessary to undertake an adventure as grand as the Great Pacific Race. Before they finished peddling through Europe, they were already thinking about their next challenge: to row an ocean. Three years later, they are finally ready. You can follow CC4 Pacific on their website, Facebook and Twitter (@CC4Pacific).

The Crew:


Clement Heliot grew up in France graduate of the Reims Management School. He has a degree in Corporate finance and has worked for an advsory firm. In 2010, he crossed Europe by bicycle from Paris to St Petersburg (Russia) to make a video documentary about European citizenship. Four years later, Clement is about to take part in the Great Pacific Race, a rowing race from California to Hawaii. To give more meaning to this adventure, he has committed his row to Surfrider Foundation Europe to raise people’s awareness about the Great Pacific garbage patch.


Christophe Papillon is originally from France. After having experienced Scandinavia, Australia, the middle-east and crossed Europe by bike; he is now embarking on the Great Pacific Race, crossing the Pacific Ocean in a pair boat with his cousin Clement. The aim of this new adventure is to raise people’s awareness on the plastic pollution in support to the action of the Surfrider Foundation Europe.