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At  The Southampton Boat Show at 11.30 on Monday,  September 18th 2006

Editor-in-Chief of the 'Guinness  World  Records'
Craig Glenday  
 presented certificates as follows:

(the following names are the names of only a small part of those oceanrowers who deserve recognition
for their achievements in different categories of ocean rowing an we hope to honour all  of them
at the next Black Tie Dinner – tba)

Sylvia Cook and
John Fairfax
The first  to row  the Pacific Ocean                            Pacific E-W

 

Atlantic E-W

1972

 

1969

Sylvia Cook  - the first woman to row any ocean             Pacific
John Fairfax - the first to row any ocean solo                  Atlantic
Boat 'Britannia'
the first person to row two oceans                      Atlantic and Pacific
Boat 'Britannia', Boat 'Britannia II'

Peter Bird The first person to row across the Pacific solo Pacific E-W 1982
The longest total time spent in an ocean rowboat at sea – 930 days Atlantic E-W
Pacific E-W
Pacific W-E
1974 - 1996
The longest total distance rowed by an oceanrower  – 21,275 miles
The longest row non-stop                                                 – 304 days Pacific W - E 1993-1994

Gerard d‘Aboville The first person to row across two oceans solo
Boat ‘Captaine Cook’                                Atlantic Atlantic W-E
from USA
1980
Boat ‘Sector’                                             Pacific Pacific W-E 1991

Diana Hoff The oldest female oceanrower, solo        Atlantic - 55 years old
Boat ‘Star Atlantic II'
Atlantic E-W 1999-2000

Pavel Rezvoy The oldest oceanrower, solo                   Atlantic - 65 years old    
Boat ‘Marion-Lviv’                                              
                                                                Indian  -  66 years old
Boat ‘Ukraine'
Atlantic E-W

Indian E-W
2004

2005

Martin Adkin

The youngest oceanrower                      Atlantic - 19 years old.
Ocean Four Boat ‘All Relative’
Atlantic E-W 2005

Oliver Hicks The youngest solo oceanrower, 23 years old.
The first person to row the Atlantic W-E from USA solo from land to land
Boat ‘Miss Olive’
Atlantic W-E
from USA
2005

Sam Knight The youngest solo oceanrower to row the Atlantic E-W, 23 years old. Boat ‘Pacific Pete. TNT’ Atlantic E-W 2004

Simon Chalk The youngest person to row the Indian Ocean, solo – 30 years old
Boat ‘True Spirit’
Indian E-W 2003

Jim Shekhdar The fastest solo row across the South Pacific  - 273 days 13h 12m.
Boat  ‘Le Shark’
Pacific E-W 2000

Crew of
Shaun Barker
Jason Hart
Phil Langman
Yorkie Lomas
The first Ocean  Four to row an ocean.
The fastest Four to row the Atlantic E-W       -   
36days 59min
Boat
‘Queensgate’  
Atlantic E-W 2004

Crew of
George Rock,
Robert Munslow,
Nigel Morris  
Steven Dawson
The first Ocean Four to row the Atlantic W-E
The fastest row of the Atlantic W-E from Canada  -
                                                                    39 days 22h 10min 30sec
Boat
‘Naturally Best’  
Atlantic W-E
from Canada
2005

Crew of
Gijs Groeneveld
Robert Hoeve
Jaap Koomen and
Maarten Staarink
The first Ocean Four to row the Atlantic W-E from USA
The fastest Four to row the Atlantic W-E from USA -
                                                                   
60 days 16h 19min
Boat
‘Vopak Victory' 
Atlantic W-E
from USA
2005

Crew of
Brad Vickers,
Dylan Le Valley,
Greg Spooner,
Jordan Hanssen
The first Ocean Four to row the Atlantic W-E land to land

Boat 'James Robert Hanssen'
Atlantic W-E
from USA
2006

Crew of
Ben Fouracre,
Charles
     Edward  Martell,
Mark Waterson and 
Pete Rowlands
The oldest Ocean Four to row an ocean, combined age -162 years
                                                                                  ( 59,812 days )
The longest distance - as the crow flies - rowed in the Atlantic W-E :
3317 miles (5337 km) (2882 nautical miles)
Boat 'Team Hesco' powered by Commando Joe
Atlantic W-E
from USA
2006

Crew of
Martin Adkin,
Justin Adkin,
Robert Adkin and 
James Green
The youngest Ocean Four to row any ocean, combined age- 92 years

Boat 'All Relative'
Atlantic E-W 2005

Stein Hoff The first person to row the Atlantic from mainland Europe (Portugal) to mainland South America (Guyana) , solo .
Boat ‘Star Atlantic II
Atlantic E-W 2002

Stuart Boreham The first physically disabled to row an ocean, solo.
Boat 'Macmillan Spirit'
Atlantic E-W 2003

Matt Boreham Boat ‘Alison May’, the smallest ocean rowboat to successfully cross an ocean - 16’ long   Atlantic E-W 2004

Michael Perrens The first person to row an ocean twice in one year in “double”
Boat 'Carpe Diem' (with Chris Morgan)
Boat
'Britannia Endeavour' (with Frank Gargan)
Atlantic E-W 2004
Michael Perrens
Frank Gargan
The fastest European double to row the Atlantic E-W   - 
                                                                            40 days 17h 28min
Boat 'Britannia Endeavour'

Atlantic E-W

2004


Leven Brown The first person to row the Atlantic from mainland Spain to West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago), solo.
Boat 'Atlantic Wholff'
Atlantic E-W 2005 - 2006

Jan Meek and
Daniel Byles
The first ‘Mother and Son” crew
Boat ‘
Carpe Diem
Atlantic E-W 1997

Sally Kettle and
Sarah Kettle
The first ‘Mother and Daughter” crew
Boat ‘
Calderdale - Yorkshire Challenger
Atlantic E-W 2004

Robert Munslow The first person to row the Atlantic W-E solo from Canada to UK land to land.
Boat ‘
Carnegie X-Stream
Atlantic W-E from Canada 2006


 

List  of the rowers who are getting  their Guinness World Records certificates on Sept 18th in chronological order of their achievements and row numbers

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ROW NUMBER

YEAR OF THE ROW

ROWER

3

1969

John Fairfax

8

1971 - 1972


8 1971 - 1972 Sylvia Cook and John Fairfax

9 1974 Peter Bird
12 1980 - 1981
14 1982 - 1983

11 1980 Gerard d‘Aboville
23 1991

53 1997 Jan Meek and
Daniel Byles

55 1999 - 2000 Diana Hoff

46 1997 Jim Shekhdar
58 2000

50 1997 Stein Hoff
97 2002

44 1997 Simon Chalk
102 2003

120 2003 - 2004 Stuart Boreham

122 2004 Shaun Barker
Jason Hart
Phil Langman
Yorkie Lomas

123 2004 Michael Perrens
137 2004

126 2004 Sam Knight

127 2004 Pavel Rezvoy
146 2005

130 2004 Matt Boreham

132 2004 Sally Kettle and
Sarah Kettle

137 2004 Michael Perrens
Frank Gargan

141 2005 George Rock,
Robert Munslow,
Nigel Morris,  
Steven Dawson

142 2005 Gijs Groeneveld
Robert Hoeve
Jaap Koomen,
Maarten Staarink

143 2005 Oliver Hicks

145 2005 - 2006 Leven Brown

149 2005 - 2006

Martin Adkin


149 2005 - 2006 Martin Adkin,
Justin Adkin,
Robert Adkin, 
James Green

171 2006 Brad Vickers,
Dylan Le Valley,
Greg Spooner,
Jordan Hanssen

173 2006 Ben Fouracre,
Charles Edward  Martell,
Mark Waterson, 
Pete Rowlands

141 2005 Robert Munslow
174 2006


 


 

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