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



Kenneth Frank Crutchlow
the Founder and the President
of the The Ocean Rowing Society Int. 1983-2016


March 18, 1944 -  January 17, 2016

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News / Recent additions to the website: 

•  Team of Six (skippered by Ralph Tuijn) is now at sea

•  Emmanuel Coindre is on standby for his 7th solo row


Attention of all those who are going to row an ocean!

 Due to the reorganization in our work, there are changes in registration of intended rows
 and the  ORS Int. services. Please read the details >>>

•  Please be aware that the ORS Int. e-mail address  oceanrowing@btinternet.com    is no longer in use,
use oceanrowing@gmail.com only


●  Advertising / Invitations

Register your movies and enter
1st Sables d'Olonne International Sea Film Festival - May 2 to 4, 2019 (France)

•   Attention of ocean rowers and their funs!  
the ORS club patches, ocean rowers' ties  
and mugs;
    scale ocean rowboat model

    are now available at our Online Shop

    For details >>>

 Added to Sale page:



- Boudicea
- Simpson's Donkey
- Auriga  
- Albedo

- Doireann  

Carry Them Home

- Miss Jay
- Hope


- Mugatu

Rough & Ready
- Arctic Joule

Dream It Do It
Southern Cross
- The Nutilus

- Saddle Sand Sea (R20)
- Worst Case Scenario
-new price
- Washington's Crossing
- Limited Intelligence

- Kutsch - Rames Guyane Solo
- Rossiter Ocean 3


- 6-man Ocean Rowing Boat Mould


- Atlantic Ocean Rowboat Playhouse

        Worst Case Scenario boat raffle  - win this boat and all kit worth over £35,000.
      Tickets £100 (buy as many as you like). One in 300 chance. Click here to enter




Now at Sea        

Jacob Adoram 

Fedor Konyukhov

  Karlis Bardelis 

Team of Six (skippered by Ralph Tuijn)

  Returned / Rescued / Suspended :   

On Standby :
Emmanuel Coindre

Calendar of ocean rows in   2019 ●  2020




Go to ORS Archive to view all previous arrivals



   Emmanuel Coindre (France)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds

 ORS photo album (2001 - 2014)  

is going to  row solo across the Atlantic E-W TW2, from Dakar, Senegal to Kourou, French Guiana to beat the current speed record set by Charles Hedrich (France, 2007)  - 36 days 06hrs 37min (Av.speed 2.415 knts)
to better his own record of
The only person to complete 6 solo ocean rows - when successful, it will be Emmanuel's 7th solo row and 8th crossing of an ocean solo under human power (1 -pedaling, 6  -rows on three oceans)
The departure is scheduled for the beginning of April 2019

On Standby in Dakar, Senegal

Atlantic E-W Trade Winds II Solo Multipul Crossings
(Atlantic + Pacific + Indian)




   Ralph Tuijn, skipper (Dutch), Niklas Persson & Therese Lundgren (both
Jacob Rothing (NO), James Morrissey (IRE)  & Denis Gorbylev (RU)






are rowing the Atlantic E-W from Europe to South America, from Portimão, Portugal to Cayenne, French-Guyana.

 FB pages:  Ralph>   Niklas >  Therese>  Jacob>  James> Denis>

Left Portimão, Portugal on April 01, 2019 at 19:10UTC

   Fedor Konyukhov  (Russia) 


Homepage  ENG  RUS

Days : hours : minutes : seconds

FB page

 ORS Tracking    

is rowing solo the South Pacific W-E from New Zealand to Cape Horn (the first stage of the planned three phases of the Around-The-World Row) on board Akros, purpose-designed by Phil Morrison and built by Rannoch Adventure.

Left Port Chalmers, South Island, NZ  on December 6, 2018 at 7:08UTC (20:08 local time)
Ocean Rows from/to Australia & New Zealand



   Karlis Bardelis (Latvia)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds

FB page


is rowing solo across  the South Pacific E-W from South America to Australia as a rowing leg of his
human powered Around the World expedition.

Started from Playa Pescadores, Lima, Peru on July 12, 2018 at 15:00UTC
Arrived to Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands on December 2, 2018 at 03:00UTC.

Resumed his row from Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands
on February 6, 2019 at 17:00UTC
Pacific Ocean Rows


   Jacob Adoram (USA) 



Days : hours : minutes : seconds

FB page

 Tracking 2 (inReach)   

is rowing solo across  the Pacific E-W  in a purpose built ocean rowboat Emerson from Washington State to Northeast Australia.

Started from Neah Bay, WA. USA on July 7, 2018 at 19:30GMT
Pacific Ocean Rows


Calendar of ocean rows in  2019






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 April 2019
Homepage >>>


Neil Blackeby, Daryl Farmer, Sean McGuigon, Andy Warner, Stephen Murphy (all UK) & Mike Matson (USA) 

are going to row The Atlantic W-E from New York to mainland UK.
The departure is planned for late Spring 2019

An annual race across the Atlantic E - W

La Gomera, Canary Islands
- Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda
Organized by Atlantic Campaigns
Starts on December 201918

  Race entrants              




  Olly Hicks (GB)


  is preparing to circumnavigate the Southern Hemisphere W - E solo. 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
is planned for December 2019


Calendar of ocean rows in 2020


Peter Rhodes (UK)


Lia Ditton (UK)

is going to row solo the Atlantic West to East from Canada - from St Johns, Newfoundland to Oban, Scotland.
The departure is planned for Late May 2020
FB page >>>


is preparing to row the North Pacific E-W from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco, USA.
The departure is scheduled for March 2020
FB page >>>


Non-stop endurance rowing race around Britain’s coast

2,000 miles

From Tower Bridge to Tower Bridge

Starts on June 1st, 2020







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