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

 


Ocean Rowboats exhibited at the Earl's Court Boat Show 2007

 
Puffin  1966    
FIRST in 20th Century (There was one in 1896)
15.00 feet long
  6.00 feet beam
  5.6 feet height
Built by Souters Isle of WIight,
designed by Colin Mudie
Atlantic West - East and East - West

Puffin

From the collection of historic ocean rowboats of ORS Int.
Britannia 1969    
FIRST  solo across ANY OCEAN
 25 feet long
   5.00 beam
   5.00 feet height
Built by Clare Lalow,
designed by Uffa Fox
Atlantic East - West

Britannia

From the collection of historic ocean rowboats of ORS Int.
Khaggavisana  1969    
  FIRST  and only start in UK
  20 feet long
   5.6 beam
   5.00 heigh
 Built by Bradford boat yard
 Atlantic East - West

Q.E.3

From the collection of historic ocean rowboats of ORS Int.
 Britannia II  1974    
FIRST across the Pacific
  35 feet long
    6. feet wide
    5 feet high
 Built by Clare Lalow
designed by Uffa Fox
 Pacific East - West

Britannia II

From the collection of historic ocean rowboats of ORS Int.
Nautica 1980    
The youngest to  attempt to row any ocean solo (Atlantic West - East)
 
 20.00 feet long
   5.00 feet beam
   3.00 feet  height
Built and designed by Andrew Wilson of Garth Hill College, Bracknell, Berkshire

From the collection of historic ocean rowboats of ORS Int.
Sector II 1991    
FIRST  and only attempt to  row Pacific West - East from continent to continent; the longest solo at sea for any ocean rowboat - 304 days
 25.00 feet long                          
   5.00 feet beam
   4.00 feet height
Built by Peter Bird
designed by Nic Bailey

From the collection of historic ocean rowboats of ORS Int.

Spirit of EDF Energy 2005

   
Challenge class ocean rowboat (since 2004 - Woodvale pairs). The most used design since 1997.
102 out of 192 rows were completed in these boats.
25.00 feet long
  6.00 feet wide
  6.00 feet high
Designed by Phil Morrison
Atlantic East - West

Courtesy of James Cracknel
  and Ben Fogle 

  1983-2004 Ocean Rowing Society

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