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Arrivals in 2017:
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 Romuald Kopersky
 József Orha
 Martin Cruickshank & Fenella McAlister
 Graham Walters

 Mike Burton
 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

 Grant 'Axe' Rawlinson (NZ) & Charlie   Smith
Ralph Tiujn , Niall Bates , Clement Mas & Colin Blears

Ted Welman & Jack Faulkner

Malcolm Skelton

Braam  Malherbe & Wayne Robertson

 Callum McDonald



  Callum McDonald   (UK)



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undertook an attempt to row solo Around GB clockwise non-stop to become the first person to row  this route solo.
 Departed from Whitehaven Harbour at 14:00MT (15:00BST) on May 26,  2017

Returned to land on May 30,  2017


  Braam  Malherbe & Wayne Robertson  (SA)



 Days : hours : minutes : seconds
79 : 14 : 00 : 00

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89 : 00 : 00 : 00
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have completed their row across the South Atlantic Ocean on board Mhondoro from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro .

Left Cape Town on February 7, 2017 at 8:00GMT (10:00SAST)
Officially completed the crossing of the Atlantic  near Ubu, Espirito Santo, Brazil on April 27, 2017 at 22:00GMT (t.b.c.)
Left Ubu on May 3, 2017
Finished the row at
Armaçăo dos Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 7, 2017 (time t.b.c.)
Ocean Rows from / to/ in Southern Hemisphere


 Ted Welman & Jack Faulkner (UK)



 Days : hours : minutes : seconds
56 : 23 : 45 : 00 
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- two doctors have rowed the Indian Ocean E-W from Geraldton, WA. to Mauritius as a team Doctors Adrift in a bid to break the current speed record for Pairs on this route of 85 days 2 hrs 05 min.

Set off from Geraldton Marina, WA. on March 16, 2017 at 6:30GMT (14:30 AWST - local time)  
Arrived to Grande Riviere Noir, Mauritius on May 12, 2017 at 6:15GMT

Congratulations on the new Speed Record -
The Fastest Pair to row the Indian Ocean!

Indian Ocean Rows

 Ralph Tiujn (Skipper. NL), Niall Bates (Ireland), Clement Mas (France) & Colin Blears (Australia)



 Days : hours : minutes : seconds
48 : 04 : 53 : 00

Pics of departure

Four nation team have rowed the Atlantic E-W from Europe to South America, from Portugal to French Guiana, Cayenne on board Rose, in a bid to break the current speed record for this route, which is 50 days 10 hrs 36min

Left Portimao, Portugal on March 6, 2017 at 9:50GMT 
Landed at Boat Ramp on Mahury River, French Guina on April 23, 2017 at 14:43GMT
Atlantic E-W Rows from Europe Atlantic E-W Rows to Americas


  Malcolm  Skelton (Australia)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
10 : 00 : 00 : 00
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undertook an attempt to row  the Tasman Sea from Coffs Harbour, Australia to New Plymouth, New Zealand. on board Sara J

Set off from Coffs Harbour, NSW on April 11, 2017
Row finished on April 22, 2017 due to unfavorable weather conditions, 300 km out, East of Kiama, NSW
Rower was rescued, but the boat had to be abandoned
Ocean Rows to/from Australia and New Zealand


   Grant 'Axe' Rawlinson (NZ) & Charlie Smith (GB)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
77 : 00 : 00 : 00
Photo album
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Grant is undertaking a Human Powered expedition "Rowing Home" -  from his current home in Singapore to his birthplace in Taranaki New Zealand, which  includes rowing from Singapore to Darwin (2600 miles), cycling from Darwin to Sydney and rowing across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand (1300 miles). on board his ocean rowboat Simpson's Donkey

UK-born Singapore-based Charlie Smith have joined Grant in rowing from Singapore to Darwin, Australia.

Set off from Singapore on 3 January 2017
Reached the safety of the crocodile-infested Darwin harbour on 21 March 2017 at 12:00
Ocean Rows to/from Australia and New Zealand



   Mike Burton (UK) 



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
60 : 04 : 40 : 00

Rowed the Atlantic E-W in pairs with Tom Salt (2013/14),  has completed the Atlantic E-W solo  row from Gran Canaria to Antigua on board Storm Petrel built by Global Boat works.

 Set off from Puerto Rico Marina, Gran Canaria on January 10, 2017 at 9:00GMT
Arrived to Antigua at 13:40GMT on March 11, 2017
Stats of Atlantic E-W Solo Rows


   Graham Walters (UK)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
02 : 00 : 00 : 00

made an attempt to row the Atlantic E-W for the fifth time (the third time solo) on board a historic boat of Sidney Genders Khaggavisana (the first and only row from mainland Britain to Miami, USA.1969) to become the oldest person (69) to row any ocean solo and the only one to row the Atlantic E-W solo three times.

Left Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria  on February 18, 2017 at 10:00GMT
Rescued, air-lifted on February 20, 2017

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   Martin Cruickshank (Croatia) & Fenella McAlister (UK)


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Days : hours : minutes : seconds
72 : 05 : 30 : 00
YB tracking  (If you don't see the whole route, click on the Fifty-Fifty button at the left top corner and choose All Time option)
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In 2015 undertook an attempt to row the Atlantic E-W from Sagres, Portugal to Barbados on board Fifty-Fifty. Due to adverse weather made a stop on the Canaries. In 2016 resumed their row across the Atlantic E-W from Gran Canaria 
When successful they would become the first team of brother & sister,  and Martin - the first Croatian to row an ocean.

Departed from  Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria at 10:00GMT on November 29, 2016 
 On February 9, 2017 were picked up by a cargo ship Glyfada. Destination - Gibraltar. ETA - 18th February  

   József  Orha (Hungary)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
50 : 09 : 17 : 00

has rowed a leg of the Atlantic E-W solo from Lagos, Portugal to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, on his way to Antigua  on board a custom-built 6.9 m long boat Spartan. The boat was built by Hungarian ocean rower and creator of Fire Ant - Gábor Rakonczay

Left  Lagos, Portugal on December 11, 2016 at 11:00GMT
Stopped over in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria on January 24 2017 at 20:17GMT

Intends to resume his row in Autumn 2017


12 crews started their row at/after 9:30GMT on December 14, 2016

  Race entrants 

  Race tracker

La Gomera, Canary Islands - Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda


LATITUDE 35 Jason Caldwell &
Matthew Brown (USA),
 Angus Collins &
Alex Simpson (UK)
19 Jan 2017 01:03 GMT 35 days 14 hrs 3 min
Average speed
2.986 knots
The fastest Four to row the Atlantic E-W
ROW FOR JAMES Rory Buchanan,
Harry Wentworth-Stanley,
Toby Fenwicke-Clennell &
Sam Greenly (UK)
22 Jan 2017 16:15 GMT 39 days, 4 hrs 14 min
Average speed
2.71 knots
SOULO GAV Gavan Hennigan Concept
01 Feb 2017 23:52 GMT 49 days, 11 hrs 37 min  
AMERICAN OARSMEN Mike Matson,David Alviar,
Brian Krauskopf
02 Feb 2017 01:59 GMT 49 days, 14 hrs 4 min 1. The First Trio to row the Atlantic;
2. The Fastest Trio to row the Atlantic E-W
FACING IT Stuart Connacher,Charl Gale,
Wayne Johnson
Classic Trio 03 Feb 2017 12:43 GMT 51 days, 1hr 8min t.b.c.. The fastest Trio in classic category to row the Atlantic E-W
Azud Irshad
Classic Pair 03 Feb 2017 23:36 GMT 51 days, 11 hrs t.b.c.  
A-ADVENTURES Andy Styles, Andrew Cameron, Andy Sacker Classic Trio 05 Feb 2017 14:08 GMT 53 days, 3 hrs t.b.c.  
ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR Sarah Hornby, Kate Hallam, Becky Charlton,
Charlie Best
Concept Four 08 Feb 2017 01:04 GMT 55 days, 13 hrs 34min  
HOPLEY Elaine Hopley Concept Solo 12 Feb 2017 07:23 GMT 59 days 19hrs 14 min The first female to row the Atlantic E-W in an open-class Solo
32° NORTH John & Kurt Schwartz Concept Pair 3 March 2017 20:43GMT 79 days 11hrs t.b.c.  
ROWERS ARK Daryl Farmer Classic Solo 21 March 2017 01:20GMT 96 days 13 hrs  


  Romuald Koperski (Poland)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
77 : 04 : 20 : 00
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has completed his row across the Atlantic E-W solo from the Canaries to the Caribbean Islands on board Pianist. This row was planned to be followed by a future row across the Pacific Ocean W-E, from Japan to the North American coast.

Departed from Las Gallatas, Tenerife on October 31, 2016 at 14:50GMT
Arrived to Scarborough, Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago)  on January 16, 2017 at 19:10UTC 

Congratulations on becoming the First Polish to row any ocean !










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