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The ORS Int. is the official adjudicator of ocean rowing records for Guinness World Records


                              The Ocean Rowing Society Int. - its team and its founder  >>>


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●    Davey du Plessis & Robyn Spence Wolff are ready to set off      

●    Levente Kovácsik &  Norbert Ádám Szabó are now at sea 

●   Ocean rower Elin Haf Davies has sett off into another adventure


Ocean rower, adventurer Dom Mee
finally tells the full story of his ordeal fighting the most powerful force on earth and living to tell the tale.
His book
KITING THE HURRICANE is now available online (click here for details >>> )

Recent additions to the website:

Correction to the stats "The youngest Team of 4 to row any ocean"

List of new records submitted to GWR


  Offers / Invitations

 "List of rowers who rowed an ocean / oceans twice or more" (with age at the start) has been added to the stats.

   Your additions / corrections are welcome


  ORS Int. technical team offers their service in restoring/repairing/refreshing second-hand ocean rowboats

●  Partner wanted for ocean row ! See details >>>


 Added to Sale page:

- SFR (solo) 

- Limited Intelligence

- Black Oyster 

New price:

 - Innovation - for urgent sale


(click on the name)

Now at Sea :      
John Beeden

Emma Mitchell,  Laura Penhaul, Natalia Cohen and Meg Dyos

Martin Cruickshank & Fenella McAlister 

Levente Kovácsik &  Norbert Ádám Szabó 

Returned / Rescued / Suspended :
On Standby :            Davey du Plessis & Robyn Spence Wolff         
Ocean rowers/ ocean rowboats in other adventures
Calendar of ocean rows in  2015 2016 2017







  John Beeden (GB)





Tracking page

is rowing the Pacific E-W solo from North America to Australia in a bid to row from continent to continent non-stop.

Left Horseshoe Bay, San Francisco, CA.  USA on June 1,  2015 at 05:50GMT (10:50pm May 31, 2015  PDT)


Emma Mitchell,  Laura Penhaul , Natalia Cohen and  Meg Dyos (GB)    



after having completed the second leg of their row across the Pacific E-W (1.California-Hawaii, 2.Hawaii-Samoa)  are rowing on to Australia on board Doris,  to become the first all-female crew to row across the Pacific.
For the second leg (Hawaii - Samoa)
Lizanne Van Vuuren replaced  Isabel Burnham
For the final third leg Lizanne
Van Vuuren has been replaced by Meg Dyos

Left San Francisco on April 20, 2015. Arrived to Hawaii  on July 20, 2015  after 68 days 1h 30 min at sea.

Left Hawaii on July 29 2015 . Arrived in Apia, Samoa  on Sunday, November 1, 2015 after 95 days 20hrs 39 min at sea
Left Apia, Samoa on November 9, 2015 at 21:30GMT


   Martin Cruickshank (Croatia) & Fenella McAlister (UK)


Tracking page


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Photos from departure

are rowing the Atlantic E-W from Sagres (extreme south-west tip of Portugal) to Barbados in their boat Fifty-Fifty.
When successful they will become the first team of brother & sister,  and Martin - the first Croatian to row an ocean.


Left Sagres, Portugal on November 23, 2015 at 13:45GMT  


 Levente Kovácsik &  Norbert Ádám Szabó (Hungary)


Tracking page


FB Team page
FB Levente
FB Norbert

are paddling the Atlantic E-W on board ocean kayak Kele, from Spain to English Harbour, Antigua with a stop over in Gran Canaria, to become the first team of Two to complete such a voyage.

Departed from Mazagon, Spain (Gulf of Cadiz) on October 21, 2015 at 19:05GMT
  Arrived in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria on November 11, 2015 at 05:00GMT
Left Pasito Blanco, Gran Canaria on November 27, 2015 at 13:50GMT 



  Davey du Plessis & Robyn Spence Wolff (SA)     




Tracking page
FB page - Davey

are going to pedal the Atlantic Ocean E-W from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro on board custom built pedal boat Vaquita and dedicate the voyage to addressing mass extinction caused by humans. When successful, they will become the first team of Mother and Son to pedal across any ocean and the first Team of Two to cross the South Atlantic under human power
The departure is scheduled for
November 29, 2015 (weather permitting)

On Standby in Cape Town




For details  >>>

Elin Haf Davies (GB) Stephen Harpin (GB)
Mick Dawson and Steve Grenham (GB) Angelo Wilkie-Page (South Africa)
Alex Bellini (Italy)  


Calendar of ocean rows in  2015










The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2015 Run by Atlantic Campaigns
from San Sebastian de La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain

Solo, Pairs, Fours.

The start is scheduled for December 15, 2015


Calendar of ocean rows in  2016

Stein Hoff (Norway)


James Ketchell & Anthony Thomas (UK)

is going to row  the Atlantic W-E solo on board Fox II to commemorate and honour the first ever row across an ocean by Norwegian-Americans Georg Harbo and Gabriel "Frank" Samuelsen 120 years earlier, as well as hoping to be the first Norwegian to row the Atlantic from West to East. The row will start in Battery Park, Manhattan, New York and will end in St. Mary, Scilly Isles, England.
When successful, Stein will become the oldest (71) person to row an ocean.
The departure is scheduled for Sunday, 15th May 2016 

Press article >>> 21.10.2015
Project >>>
FB page -  Stein Hoff - Atlantic Row 2016


 are going to cross the Atlantic E-W from Canary Islands to Antigua on board a pedal/rowing boat.
The departure is scheduled for
the end of January 2016
Webpage >>>



James Caple & Cindy Way (USA)


Stian Aker & Rune Malterud (Norway)


are going to row the Atlantic W-E from Massachusetts USA to Brest, France to become the first American pair and the first mixed crew (and for Cindy - the first American female) to row the Atlantic W-E.
The departure is planned for
May 22, 2016


Norwegian adventurers (winners of the First Race to South Pole 2008/099) plan to row the Atlantic W-E from New York, USA to England, retracing the route of Harbo&Samuelsen,  on board a purpose-built boat in less than 55 days.
The departure is scheduled for June 6,  2016


Mary Rose (Australia) 


Andras Bakos (Hungary) &
 Erik Harrewijn (NZ)

will undertake her second attempt to row solo along the route Mid-Pacific East to West, this time from San Diego to Honolulu on board Dipper. The row will begin from San Diegos Mission Bay Harbour
Press article
Press article
  intend to row the Atlantic W-E from New York to Paris non-stop on board a trimaran style ocean rowboat Samson. The departure is planned for Summer 2016

Run by New Ocean Wave
Pairs and Fours
from Monterey, California
to Diamond Head, Oahu, Hawaii
Start is scheduled for June 2016


Jacob Adoram (USA) 


Scott Butler (UK) 

intends to row the Pacific E-W solo in a purpose built ocean rowboat (currently under construction) from Washington State to Northeast Australia.
The departure is planned for Summer 2016


s going to complete his journey from UK to the summit of Elbrus, which consists of 1800 mile cycle ride through Europe to the Western coast of the Black Sea (Burgas, Bulgaria), a solo row of 750 miles across the Black Sea to the far reaches of the Eastern coast (Batumi, Georgia), a bicycle ride of couple of hundred miles to the base of Mount Elbrus and finally - climbing the highest mountain in Europe.
He had finished his cycling leg in Bulgaria but had to postpone the start of the sea journey until the next year.
The departure is planned for
June 2016


Joseph Gagnon,
Jean Gagnon,  

Monika Gagnon (CAN)

Joseph in team with his father Jean and aunt Monika intend to set on three expeditions:
rowing 800 miles down the St. Lawrence River - team of Three, Summer 2016;
rowing across the North Atlantic W-E from Canada to France.- team of Three, Summer 2017;
rowing across the North Atlantic W-E from Canada to France solo - Joseph, Summer 2018

Olly Hicks (GB)


Grant Axe Rawlinson (New Zealand)
Alan Silva (Australia)

is preparing to row around the globe W - E solo and unsupported. The Global Row voyage encompasses all of the world's major Oceans, covering over 18,000 nautical miles, and will take approximately 18-22 months
The departure from Tasmania is planned for October 2016 


are planning a Human Powered expedition "Rowing Home", which will include rowing from Singapore to Darwin (2600 miles), cycling from Darwin to Sydney and rowing across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand (1300 miles).
The departure is scheduled for
December 2016
FB page >>>


Calendar of ocean rows in  2017

Charlie Martell  (GB)



is going to undertake another attempt to row across the Pacific W-E solo, from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco on board Blossom
The departure is planned for Summer 2017
News article
>>>  9.04.2015






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