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2001


THE FIRST EAST-WEST ATLANTIC DOUBLE ROW

 


T R A N S A T L A N T I C   R A C E   N E W S

  TIME ELAPSED

DAYS  H:M:S

 26.01.2002

 TEAMS FINISHED: TROIKA TRANSATLANTIC

1. TELECOM CHALLENGE 1  2. FREEDOM  3. WIN BELGIUM  4. TELECOM CHALLENGE 25 5. COMSHIP.COM 
6.
BRIGHT SPARK 7. BRUXELLES 8. YANTU 9. DLE GLOBAL STAR 10. ATLANTIC WARRIOR 11. AMERICAN STAR
12.
UniS VOYAGER 13. ESPRIT PME  14. CARPHONE WAREHOUSE 15. PROJECT MARTHA 2 16. SPIRIT OF JERSEY
17.
KELTEC CHALLENGER 18. ONWARD 19. LA GIRONDE 20. TEAM NUTRI-GRAIN 21. MCLLAID 22. LINDA 23. Mrs. D
24. BRUNETTO 25. HUMAN RIGHTS 26. George Geary 27. 43o west 28. euskadi 29. THIs WaY UP 
30.
UPPSALA.COM 31. DOMANI 2 32. KAOS 33. TROIKA TRANSATLANTIC

36 boats started from Playa San Juan, Tenerife 
between 10.15 and 11.30am October 7th 2001

 Press articles

 Photo gallery

  Ward Evans Atlantic Rowing Challenge Safety vessels & crew
  The ORS BARBADOS 2001 Newsletter  Issue # 1 Issue # 2 Issue # 3 by special correspondent David Shannon 
  l Team Uppsala (new pictures) l Atlantic weather links  l UniS Voyager
 l Bright Spark Roger Gould (1997 race entrant) message  l Rob Hamill's articles


 

  OCEAN ROWING TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS from BBC TECHNOLOGY


 

Theodore REZVOY (Ukraine)

       

 

Personal page

 
Time elapsed
days : hours : minutes : seconds
67  :  06  :  35  :  00

Press articles

Map of route/distances
Start photos
Finish photos  
 

has completed his solo row across the Atlantic E-W from La Gomera, Canary Islands to Barbados, West Indies on board his ocean rowboat  "Odessa".
 

Left Marina San Sebastian of La Gomera on "Columbus Day", October 12th 2001 at 11:04 GMT 
Arrived to Port St Charles, Barbados on December 18th 2001 at 17:39 GMT

 

FINISHED!!! after 67 days at sea

 


Norman BUTLER & Phil SCANTLEBURY (GB)

       

 

Team page

 
Time elapsed
days : hours : minutes : seconds
82 : 12 : 40 : 00

Norman's page

Map of route/distances
Photos
 

after retirement of Phil Scantlebury due to health problem on December 20th, Norman has completed alone the row across the Atlantic E-W from La Gomera, Canary Islands to Barbados, West Indies on board their ocean rowboat "Spirit of Swindon".
 

Left Marina San Sebastian of La Gomera on October 8th 2001 at 08:30 GMT 
Arrived to Port St Charles, Barbados on  December 29th 2001 at 21:10 GMT

FINISHED!!! after 82 days at sea

 

 


 


WARD EVANS ATLANTIC ROWING CHALLENGE. RACE START NEWS

l Boat # 5 Domani The Dutch team returned to San Juan, Tenerife, twice, then finally left on 3rd attempt l Boat #2 Spirit of Worcestershire were in El Hierro, where Rob Ringer retired and Richard Wood proceeded solo, but due to injury of his hand he asked for assistance and was towed to La Gomera, now out of the race, on his way back to his family in UK l Boat #35 Euskadi Basque team were in El Hiero too, but now are continuing headed for Barbados l Team Troika Transatlantic Andrew quit the race, Debra continues solo l Dartmothian was burnt after the Hart cousins asked to be rescued by the Challenge yacht. The cousins are safe and well l Rob Hamill from the winning 1997 boat went to the aid of a women being beaten by a man, the result being a broken hand (for Rob). He´s not rowing in the race this year l Positions of teams and progress maps are available during the race at Ward Evans Atlantic Rowing Challenge site l

 

Nenad Belic (US)

       
 Map of route  
 Press articles 
 Row coordinated by "Jenifer Clark's Gulfstream"
Resupplied

 Left from Stage Harbour, Chatam, Cape Cod, Mass. May 11th 2001 at 08,32 GMT on board his boat named LUN. Read article from Cape Cod Chronicle on May 16th

151 days at sea LOST AT SEA September, 30, 2001
   
   Nenad's Lun is onshore in ireland  NENAD BELIC - "LUN" PHOTOS
   
  N E N A D   B E L I C
ocean rower lost at sea in a storm off coast of Ireland sometime after September 30 2001 more details
   

 

a   m e m o r i a l   s e r v i c e
W A S    H E L D
4:00 pm December 16, 2001
at Chicago Sinai Congregation


 

 

 

Tim Welford and Dom Mee (GB)

       
 Map of route with distance
 Home Page
 Situation reports
Press articles
Pacific Ocean (statistics)
  Row across the Pacific W - E ended after 135 days at sea by collision with a ship

 

 




 

Jean Lukes (FR)

       
 Press articles 
 Home Page
 Frenchman Jean Lukes departed Chatham Cape Cod, USA bound for France 9.30GMT 21 June. 40 00N   70 01W
Sponsored by Nauticea.com

9 days at sea

 Rescued on June 30th 42' 39 .56"N, 64' 36.47"W

 

Emmanuel Coindre (FR)

       
 Map of route with distance
 Home Page (FR)  
 News from the route
•  Press articles
  Photo Album

57 days at sea

FINISHED !!! New Record !

 


 

IN MEMORIAL

Curtis Lloyd Saville, 1946-2001
OBITUARY



 

Vyatcheslav Kavtchenko (RUS)

       
 Map of route with distance
 Press articles
  Letters from Ocean Rowers 
Departure, eyewitness' letters
Events of April 8th-11th
•  Photo album  

08 days at sea

 

 

Jim Shekhdar (GB)

       
Jim Shekhdar Map of route with distance
Home page
   Press articles
Letters to Jim (fan club)   (Last - 31.03) 
Photos of Jim's arrival 
•  Interview with Jim Shekhdar (June'00)

274 days at sea

 


Letters of congratulations to Jim Shekhdar

 
Prime Minister Tony Blair, from a plane flying to Cumbria:
 "Congratulations on a tremendous achievement!"
The message was relayed to Jim on his arrival in Brisbane.


Olympic five-time rowing gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave:
"Well done! Personally, I'll be sticking to ponds, lakes and rivers..."


Pacific Ocean Rower Andrew Halsey,:
"
Peter Bird (UK) made the first Pacific row with a re-supply, I am glad a fellow Brit Jim Shekhdar made the first unassisted crossing. Congratulations!!!"


Atlantic & Pacific  Ocean Rower Gerard d'Aboville, a founding trustee of the Ocean Rowing Society:
Please pass on to Jim Shekhdar my congratulations on his achievement of rowing solo across the Pacific Ocean unassisted. Seeing in the press the excitement of Jim's arrival reminds me of the tragic loss at sea of Peter Bird in 1996. I can say I knew Peter as a good friend and many times enjoyed his company in France. We had a lot to share, as Peter was the first to row the Pacific solo East to West , while I was the first to row the Pacific West to East solo. Peter also had rowed the Atlantic and so had I.
Now I hear the British Marines are following my route from Chosi, Japan to America. I wish them bon voyage and a safe crossing.


 

March 31, 2001. 6h55m GMT

24 hours 13 min after Jim Shekhdar's dramatic arrival in Australia. Russian rower Slava Kavtchenko has placed his oars in the water attempting to be the first Russian to row the Atlantic (from Los Gigantes, Tenerife to Barbados). The Ocean Rowing Society wishes him Bon Voyage and a safe journey...

Royal Geographical Society press conference Feb 22 2001


Fourth Moscow International Festival of mountain and adventure films  2-4 March 2001   ENG RUS


 

Richard Jones (USA)

       
Richard Jones Map of route with distance
Home page
Press articles  
Letters to Richard (fan club)    (Last - 16.02)
Interview with Richard Jones (July'00)

133days at sea

Richard completes Atlantic Ocean row

 
First solo Atlantic row by John Fairfax (GB)
Tori Murden:First American to row the Atlantic Ocean

FEB, 26--READ NEWS ARTICLE FROM BAHAMAS BY LEE BENSON OF DESERET NEWS


ORS congratulates Ellen MacArthur for her solo non-stop round-the-world sail!!! See The Times story by Sir Chay Blyth  


February 17th London

  Yesterday, Richard Jones on board Brother of Jared telephoned me on his Satellite phone, he said "I am very scared right now, 
I have seen 16 ships today and I am close to land without a rudder" he asked me if Russian rower Slava was still planning to leave for his Atlantic row next in March, I told him "yes" Richard said "having this satellite phone has made this trip possible for me, tell Slava I know he has budget problems so I will loan him my Satellite phone for his trip, he really should have a satellite phone".
 I thanked him for this most generous offer and wished him luck for the last leg of his trip which will be the most difficult part of his
journey, because he must pass several Islands safely before reaching Florida.

Kenneth F. Crutchlow


February 13th 2001 Richard Jones  officially completed his solo row across the Atlantic Ocean...


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