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2005

 

Rows in 2005:

 ARR 2005                                                    ▼
Julie Wafaei & Colin Angus                           

 Pavel Rezvoy
 Keith "Taff" Oliver &  Jerry Rogers

 Emmanuel Coindre

 Tim Harvey
& Erden Eruç  ( 1)  ( 2 )
 Oliver Hicks

 Theodore Rezvoy                                  
      
 Leven Sinclair Brown ( 1 )  ( 2 )                     ▼
 Vopak Victory
                                            
 Naturally Best
 GB Row Challenge
 James (Tiny) Little
 Sergey & Alexander Sinelnik
 Maud Fontenoy
 Thierry Dagues
                                           ▼

 

Click here to go to the "Bulletin Board 2005" page >>>

 

 

Atlantic Rowing Race 2005

  La Gomera - Antigua  

 PHOTO GALLERY

"Whilst the new race will make new heroes and hopefully break new records we should not however forget the man who was the real record breaker and did it first..."
- a letter
from Alistair Cowling >>>


 

Julie Wafaei & Colin Angus (Canada)

       

Homepage  Sat pic/positions on 14.02.06

Press  GlobeAndMail articles 25.02.06
Photos
News 25.02.06
 

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153:18:00:00

Colin is attempting to be the first to circumnavigate the planet by human power. He has completed half the expedition and together with Julie are rowing  across the Atlantic and Caribbean from Portugal to Limon, Costa Rica onboard "Ondine" (formerly "DLE GlobalwStar")    

Left Lisbon, Portugal on September 23, 2005
Arrived to St Lucia on January 19, 2006 at 20:00GMT (4pm local time)
Left St Lucia on February 1, 2006 at 14:00GMT (10am local time)
Arrived in Limon, Costa Rica on February 24, 2006 at 5:00GMT ( 11am local time)


 

 Leven Sinclair Brown (GB)

       

Last positions 
Homepage
Portrait

Photoalbums  12 3
Press  29.01.06
News

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123:07:01:00

is on route across the Atlantic E-W solo from Rota, Spain, to Port of Spain, Trinidad  - the route, taken by Columbus on his third voyage in 1498.

Left Cadiz on August 14th 2005 at 9:02GMT. Arrived to Rota after 5 days 2h 13min.
Left Rota Marina on August 26, 2005 at 07:37GMT ( 09:37 local time)

Due to technical problems with the equipment and the boat, Leven made a stop-over at Santa Cruz de  Tenerife, Canaries on October 9th at 11:30pm ( after 44 days 3h 53min at sea)
Left Santa Cruz de Tenerife on
November 14th at 13:00GMT

Leven has made it !!!
At 13:55GMT January 27th 2006 Leven rowed into Rockly Bay in Tobago
 and tied his boat up to the pier of Scarborough Port.


 

Tim Harvey (Canada) &  Erden Eruç (Turkey)

     
Last Positions

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32:00:00:00

Homepage (Erden) Homepage (Tim)
Photo album
Press   Press Release
News  

are rowing from Lisbon, Portugal to Limon, Costa Rica onboard "Around-n-Over Boat" (formerly  Calderdale/Kaos).
Left Lisbon on October 16th 2005 at 13:08GMT. Stopped at Cascais due to head winds

Left Cascais (Lisbon) on November 9th at 16:00GMT
Due to unfavourable winds stopped over in
Al Jadida, Marocco on November 21st at 04:30am
Left Al Jadida on November 24th at 15:15GMT
Stopped at Safi, Morocco on the evening of November 26th

 Left Safi on Nov 30th at 20:00GMT
Stopped in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria on December 11th 2005.
Tim's plans have changed and Erden will proceed alone when the boat is ready for departure.


 

Pavel Rezvoy (Ukraine)

       
Pavel REZVOY

Last positions
Photoalbum
Press
News

Previous rows - 2004
 

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has rowed the Indian Ocean E-W from Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia to Mahé, Seychelles onboard "Ukraine", after his son Theodore Rezvoy had to abandon  his attempt and stop at Cocos islands.

Left Cocos (Keeling) Islands on  September 13th 2005, 06:30GMT (13:00 local time)
Due to unfavourable SW winds, that would drive him away from the Seychelles, Pavel took tow within the view of land (Mahe Island) and with that
completed the row on
November 9th 2005, at 11:20GMT (15:20 local time).

Keith "Taff" Oliver &  Jerry Rogers (GB)

       
Last Positions

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09 : 19 : 28 : 00

Homepage
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Press
News

left La Gomera November 3rd 2005 to row the Atlantic E - W in the boat "Bright Spark". They hope to arrive in Antigua 70 days later, to become one of a very small number of oarsmen to row the Atlantic, and the oldest pair (combined age of 112 years) to successfully row an ocean.

Left  San Sebastian, La Gomera on November 3rd 2005 at 16:32GMT
Row stopped on November 12th 2005. At noon the team activated Argos beacon due to equipment failure. Rescued.


 

Emmanuel Coindre (France)

       

Last positions 
Home page

Photoalbum  Oregon Coast photos 
Press  2.11.05  Resupply at sea   
 

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129 : 17 : 22 : 22

rowed the Pacific W-E  from Choshi, Japan to Oregon, USA
Previous 4 rows : Atlantic East-West -
2001, 2004; Atlantic West-East - 2002,, 2004.and 1 attempt : 2003

Left Choshi, Japan on June 24th 2005 at 6:00GMT (15:00 local time)
Arrived off Coos Bay, Oregon on October 31st 2005 at 23:22:22GMT

Statement of Gerard d'Aboville
Gerard d'Abovvile. Definition of Assisted and Unassisted rows

 

Tim Harvey (Canada)& Erden Eruç (Turkey)

       
Last Positions

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Press Release Press (Erden)
Photo album   20.10.05
News
Home page - Tim Harvey Home page
- Erden Eruç
News from Nancy
 

were going to row from Lisbon, Portugal to Limon, Costa Rica onboard "Around-n-Over Boat" (formerly  Calderdale/Kaos). 

Left Lisbon on October 16th 2005 at 13:08GMT with the high tide
from
the Doca de Belém by the Monument to the Descobrimentos (Discoveries).
Stopped at Cascais due to head South, West and NW winds


 

Oliver HICKS (GB)

       

Last positions  
Home page

Photo album 
Press 01.10.05        
News  and Details of the arrival and
                 
 letters of congratulation
Press Release

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123    22 : 08 : 00

has rowed across the Atlantic W-E onboard "Miss Olive" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ, USA.  Oliver is the youngest rower (23) to row any ocean solo. (Until now the youngest solo oceanrower was Samson Knight, who at the start was 40 days older than Oliver)

Departed on May 27 2005 at 14:35GMT (10.35EDT)
On September 28 2005 at 12:43GMT
(13:43BST)   Oliver landed on Porthcressa Beach of St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

On August 18th 2005 at 17:00GMT (14:30NDT) oceanrower Dom Mee  left St Johns, Newfoundland Canada,
in his 14 foot
Kite boat named "Little Murka"  built by Adkin&Rowsell of Exmouth.
  To follow the progress >>>
RESCUED BY CANADIAN COASTGUARD >>>

 

Theodore Rezvoy (Ukraine)

       

Last positions
Home page

Photoalbum
Press
News   Updates
Send letters of support

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19     20 : 27 : 00

is attempting to row Indian ocean East-West  in his boat "Ukraine"  from Carnarvon (West Australia). Stopped at Cocos (Keeling) Islands on August 23, 2005

Departed on August 3 2005 at 4:20GMT (12:20 local time)
 Row stopped at Cocos (Keeling) Islands on August 23, 2005 due to shoulder injur

 Leven Sinclair Brown (GB)

       

Last positions
Homepage

Photoalbums  12 3
Press
News

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05    02 : 13 : 00

started to row the Atlantic E-W solo from Cadiz, Spain, and arriving in Port of Spain, Trinidad approx.120 days later - the route, taken by Columbus on his third voyage in 1498.

Left Cadiz on August 14th 2005 at 9:02GMT ( 11:02 local time)
Aug 19 2005. Due to problem with some equipment and unfavourable weather conditions Leven decided to return for repairs. He will restart as soon as the problem is solved and weather permits

 

Gijs Groeneveld, Robert Hoeve, Jaap Koomen, Maarten Staarink (Holland)

       

Gijs Groeneveld

Robert Hoeve

Jaap Koomen

Maarten Staarink

Last positions
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Photoalbum
Press
News

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started their challenge aboard "Vopak Victory" from Atlantic Highlands, NJ, USA.
Departed on
May 27 2005 at 14:30GMT (10.30EDT)

On July 27 2005, 06:49 GMT after 60 days 16h 19min at sea the team "Vopak Victory" crossed the longitude of Bishop's Rock Lighthouse and became the first Four to row the Atlantic from the USA to Europe

On July 31st at 7.30 GMT the crew left Falmouth UK headed for Rotterdam, their home port.
Saturday 6th August 2005 at 13:45GMT (15:45 CET) after more than two months of rowing the Vopak Victory and it’s proud crew returned to Veerhaven, Rotterdam to set foot on Dutch Soil for the first time again!
  Photos of the arrival of Vopak Victory to Rotterdam

 

George Rock , Robert Munslow, Nigel Morris and Steve Dawson (GB)

       

George Rock

Robert Munslow

Nigel Morris

Steve Dawson

Last positions
Home page

Photoalbum 
Press

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39   22 : 10 : 30

Sunday July 10th at 08:10:30GMT "Naturally Best" crossed the official finishing line of Bishop's Rock longitude and  completed their crossing of the Atlantic in 39 days 22hours 10min 30sec, and set a record time for crossing the Atlantic from Canada to Europe for teams of Four.

From Mick Dawson: "In celebration all four went swimming and after then they asked for porridge that George made for them. Weather has set in nicely and sea is amazingly calm."
In the afternoon Scilly Isles Fishing Vessel Maurader assisted 'Naturally Best' with a tow  heading for St Marys, Isles of Scilly.

"Naturally Best" became  the first Four to row the Atlantic W - E,
 the first crew to row the Atlantic from Canada to Europe.

Departed from St John’s, Newfoundland on May 31 2005 at 10:00GMT (07.30 local time) 

 

July 07 2005. Scotland.
Tom McClean called ORS HQ today and asked that following be relayed to Vivaldi Atlantic4 crew.

‘Congratulations to Steve, Bob, Nigel and George!
Well done, it is not an easy job for one guy or for four guys, it takes tenacity, courage and hard work to row an ocean. Once again best of luck from Tom McClean!"
( record holder for solo crossing :
1987 - 55 days)

 

 

William de Laszlo, Ben Jesty, James Bastin, William Turnage (GB)

Last positions
 
Home page

Photoalbum  Arrival. 4.07.05
Press 

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 started a non-stop row circumnavigation of Great Britain (GB) (2110 miles) in a boat originally designed for oceanrowing, that will be attempted for the first time ever by a 4 man crew, organised and led by the Grenadier Guards

Row started on June 7th 2005 at 13:00GMT  from Tower Bridge.
Finished at Tower Bridge on July 4th at 10:14GMT !!!

Read an Extract from the book 'Small Boat Against The Sea' by Derek King and Peter Bird - Rowing around Ireland


 

Oceanrower and yachtsman Fedor Konyukhov (Russia) left Falmouth November 24th 2004 at 10:25 GMT on board his 85foot maxi yacht “Trading Network Aliye Parusa” (Scarlet Sails) in attempt to sail  solo around the world (stopped at Tasmania for repairs)                                                  Press article ●  Publication

On  June 8 2005  at 08:45GMT maxi yacht “Trading Network Aliye Parusa”  sailed into the Falmouth Bay and after 188days 7 h 49min accomplished its round-the-world voyage.
ORS congratulates Fedor on his tremendous achievement !!!

See the chart>>>

 

 

Statement and press release by James (Tiny) Little, ocean rower

 

James (Tiny) LITTLE (GB)

       
James (Tiny) LITTLE

Last positions
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News

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is rowing the Atlantic solo in his boat "Womble" (formerly "Moose on the Move") from East to West, from La Gomera to Antigua, English Harbour.  Departed at 10:10GMT January 21 2005                      

May 17th 2005 at 19:30GMT Tiny Little was towed to Shirley Heights by Chris Harris onboard Sea Terror
( former RNLI lifeboat) and then rowed into English Harbour. Row finished at Nelson's Dockyard.
"The welcome was absolutely fantastic !!!", said Tiny.

ORS congratulates ocean rower Tiny Little on completing his row across the Atlantic !!!

 

Sergey & Alexander Sinelnik (Russia)

       

Alexander

Sergey

Last positions
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Press
News 

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twin-brothers, who have covered 80.000 km around  the world (5 continents) on their motorcycles, are attempting to row  the Indian ocean from Australia to Africa (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania) in their boat "Rus", ancient for 'Russia' (formerly "Linda")   

Row started from Carnarvon, WA at 1:20GMT April 22nd 2005.

On May 16 2005 at 01:15GMT the twins on board RUS have activated their 406 EPIRB
11:11GMT: Euro Viking advises that they retrieved both rowers and their vessel !!!

 


Maud FONTENOY (France)

       
Maud FONTENOY

Last positions
Latest news
Home page

Photo album 2005  Photo album 2003

Press
PlanetSea (more info and pics)

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On March 26 at 18:26GMT (8:56 local time) Maud has arrived to Hiva 'Oa.
Congratulations to the first woman to row in the Pacific solo from Peru to Marquesas !!!


set out from a rowing club in Lima's port, Callao, "as the sun was setting over the calm ocean" - at 22:15GMT (17:15 local time) January 12th 2005,  to row solo from  Peru to French Polynesia, mid-Pacific, to follow the route of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl's epic 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition.  

Gerard d'ABOVILLE. Paris, March 26 2005
President of the Higher Council of the Pleasure Sailing and the Water Sports,
Founding Trustee of the Ocean Rowing Society:

Bravo Maud !

You have just written a great and beautiful page in the French History of ocean rowing, until now I felt myself a little lonely on the big Pacific!

Good return to land and among all those who missed you and whom you missed, enjoy the life and the spring which is landing here at the same time as you,

Gerard


 

Thierry DAGUES (France)

       
Thierry DAGUES

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Portrait

 

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with good weather forecast started at 08:00 GMT on Monday November 15th 2004 from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria to row the Atlantic ocean E-W to the West Indies (Guadeloupe). Half-way point passed December 13th 2004

Arrived to Guadeloupe on Jan 22 2005 at 14:12GMT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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