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2008
 

Rows in 2008:

Pieter Hennipman
Sam Williams
Anthony Taylor
David Clarke
Alan Lock & Matt Boreham
Jose Toledo
Erden Eruç
Andy Clark & Pete Lumley
Scilly Boys
Sergey & Alexander Sinelnik
Ralph Tuijn
Roz Savage
Alex Bellini

Aldo Diana & Ken Maynard

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 Aldo Diana & Ken Maynard (GB)

     

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25: 04: 00: 00

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C.V. (Aldo Diana)
were rowing the Atlantic E - W  from  Gran Canaria to Antigua in the ocean rowboat ''Rita'' to raise money for the charity RAFT.

News from Aldo Diana, January 6th 2009:
"Just to let everyone know that we had a very close call with a massive cargo vessel but we are fine.
RITA got wrecked and we boarded the Turkish cargo vessel Maersk Berberg to be taken ashore to Cape Verde. We are devastated but thank God we are alive".  Click here for details >>>

Left Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria on December 12th 2008 at 13:00GMT
Row ended on January 6th 2009 - the boat got wrecked, rowers have been rescued

 

Alex Bellini (Italy)

     

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294: 07: 00: 00
 

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has completed his row of the Pacific Ocean from Callao, Peru to Australia in his boat Rosa di Atacama II - the boat he rowed the Atlantic from Genoa, Italy to Fortaleza, Brazil in 2005

Left Callao (Lima), Peru on February 21st 2008 at 19:40GMT (14:40 local time)

On Friday, December 12 2008 just after 05:00GMT (4pm AEDT)  a New Zealand-registered tug boat KATEA picked up Alex Bellini in the Tasman Sea, 65 n/miles from the coast of mainland Australia . Click here for details >>>
The vessel arrived in the Hunter Valley port of Newcastle around 9am on Saturday where Alex was met by his wife.

Congratulations to Alex Bellini
on his great effort in completing the Pacific Ocean crossing
and becoming the first Italian to row two oceans solo !

 

    Statistics of the Pacific Ocean Rows

Statistics of the Longest Total Time at Sea - "Club 250+"
Alex's total time at sea is 540 days - the 3rd longest duration.
He is only one day short  to beat the time of John Fairfax for total time at sea, the second longest duration, -  541day

Rows of more than 180 days - ''Club 180+''
The duration of Alex's row equals the time of the first solo row across the Pacific
- Peter Bird's row from SF to Australia in 294 days

 


 Roz Savage (GB)

     

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99: 08: 55: 00 
 

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undertakes an attempt to be the first woman  to row across the Pacific Ocean solo in  3 stages in her boat Brocade, from the USA to Australia.

Left San Francisco Bay from Presidio Yacht Club in Marin County at 6:50GMT  May 25 2008
 (23:50PST on May 24 2008)
Crossed the line of longitude of Oahu, Hawaii on September 1st 2008 at 15:55GMT (5:55am local time)
Congratulations on successful Mid-Pacific solo row and on completing the first leg of the journey !
 

Statistics of Women - Oceanrowers

Statistics of Women - Solo Oceanrowers


 

Ralph Tuijn (Holland) 

     

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80 : 07 : 30 : 00

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TOTAL AT SEA
(on this route)

days : hours : minutes : seconds
281 : 06 : 45 : 00

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has rowed  the Pacific E-W solo from Callao, Peru to Cairns, Australia in the boat Zeeman Challenger
Left Callao, Peru on March 14th 2007 at 18:00GMT - Landed on the Atafu Atoll on August 25 2007
Left Atafu Atoll on October 19th 2007 at 20:00GMT - On November 27 2007 Tuijn was towed for Fiji, where he docked his vessel
  

Left , Fiji (15 miles off  the coast of Port Denerau) on April 27th 2008 at 01:30GMT (13:30 local time)


Row finished on July 16th 2008 at 9:00GMT off the coast of Port Rabaul on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea.


 

Sergey & Alexander Sinelnik  (Russia)

     

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02: 14: 00: 00 

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twin-brothers undertook the second attempt to row the Indian Ocean from Australia to Mascarene Islands (Mauritius or Reunion) in their boat "Rus" (ancient for 'Russia') .

Left Carnarvon, WA. on June 16 2008 at 09:30GMT (17:30WST)
On June 19th 2008  Sergey activated EPIRB on board Rus
As he told ORS Int Alexaner had heart problem. Coast Guard requested a passing by vessel to assist the rowers. Brothers and their boat were picked up by a tanker on its way to Perth. After being seen by doctor Alexander was airlifted by Coast Guard helicopter and delivered to Carnarvon hospital. Sergey arrived to Perth four days later, on June 23rd

 

Chris Jenkins, Tim Garratt, Wayne Davey, Joby Newton (GB)

     

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12: 18: 00: 00  

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Four island rowers from the Scilly Isles made an attempt to row the Atlantic W-E from Liberty Island, off New York to the Bishop's Rock Lighthouse, aiming to land "home" on Saint Mary's Scilly Isles UK.

See photos of Scilly Boys in NY >>>

Departed from berth D Liberty Landing Marina, N.J. on June 1st 2008 at 13:11:54GMT (09:11:54 EDT)

Row ended on June 14th 2008

Around 1:00am June 14 2008 the boat capsized in heavy seas with all 4 rowers inside two cabins. Rowers were rescued by US Coast Guard and are now safe onboard tanker Gulf Grace
Click here for details >>>
On June 16th at 07:37GMT Argos beacon on board Row 4 Home started to send signals, but unfortunately not for long - it  stopped transmitting again - the last signal was sent on June 18th at 20:09GMT

 

 

Andy Clark & Pete Lumley (GB)

     

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00:00:00:00  

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attempted to row the Atlantic W - E from USA to UK, from Liberty Island off NY to Mousehole, Cornwall.  

Departed at 7am EDT on Sunday, June 1st 2008
Due to injury of Pete Lumley were towed back to Liberty Island on June 2nd

 

   Erden Eruç (Turkey)

     

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312 : 02 : 00 : 00 

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rowed the Pacific Ocean E-W solo from Spud Point Marina, Bodega Bay, CA. (approx. 40 miles North of San Francisco Bay) to Papua New Guinea in his boat Around-n-Over

Left Spud Point Marina, Bodega Bay, CA. at 13:30GMT (6:30PST) July 10 2007
 On May 8, 2008 at 10:50:54GMT Erden crossed the Equator at 144.3963E
and on May 17, 2008 at approx. 12:00GMT crossed it for the second time
Erden is the only ocean rower who crossed the equator twice during one row.
 

On May 9 2008,  Erden  broke Peter Bird's record of the longest solo row (1993-1994, 304 days)
The row is finished on May 17th 2008 at
14:57GMT

Congratulations to Erden Eruҫ on completing his epic ocean row,
the longest - 312 days - solo row in History !!!

 


Alex Mutsaars, Gerrit-Jan Spaans, Rob van Sundert and Pierre van Leeuwen (NL)

Dutch team of four   intend to cross the Atlantic W-E by water bike in summer 2009 (the voyage has been postponed for one year). If successful they will become the first  to attempt and complete such a crossing along the Northern route . The water bike, which is basically an ocean rowboat Vopak Victory with pedal power, was officially launched at the beginning of September 2007 after it went through serious reconstruction.

 Ocean rowboat Bright Spark  -  a row across the South China Sea is over

On May 4 2008 two 50 year old friends from Hong Kong - a 747/400 Captain John Graham and an Airbus captain Stu Pryke, - started their ASIA MILES challenge, rowing the South China Sea from Subic to Hebe Haven in Hong Kong in the boat "Sunny", formerly known as "Bright Spark" (built by Rossiter Yachts in 2001). The previous name was  secured by plate to the inner transom bulkhead. Due to adverse weather the row ended May 12 2008. The team was picked up by a container ship, search for  the boat goes on
Click here for more details >>>

 

Jose Toledo (France) 

     

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28 : 05 : 11 : 00

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made an attempt to row the Atlantic East-West along the route Trade Winds 2 - from Dakar, Senegal to Natal, Brazil, distance of 1860 miles (3.000km) (1600 n/miles) as the crow flies.  

Left Dakar, Senegal on April 18th 2008 at 14:49GMT
On May 16th 2008 ORS Int received a call from French Coast Guard and was informed that  EPIRB  had been activated on board Oceanite.
 The boat has capsized, Jose is safe though needs medical assistance - he has broken his collar bone.
At approx. 20:00GMT Jose was picked up by Brazilian Navy.

 


 Alan Lock & Matt Boreham  (GB)

       
Alan Lock, picture courtesy of http://www.mattborehamoceanrower.zoomshare.com Last positions

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85 :03 :20 :00

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have rowed the Atlantic E-W  from San Sebastian, La Gomera to Barbados in the boat Gemini, a Phil Morrison designed ORS class ocean rowboat, built by Rossiter Yachts of Christchurch.

 Left San Sebastian de La Gomera  at 12.23GMT, January 11 2008
Completed the row by crossing the line of longitude of Barbados at 15:35GMT on April 5th 2008


 

David Clarke (GB)

     

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81 :12 :30 :00

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has rowed solo across the Atlantic E - W, from La Gomera to Barbados in the boat Positive Outcomes. Being as he has already sailed across the Atlantic solo,  David  became the first Englishman to both row and sail solo across the Atlantic.

 
Updates from Barbados. April 2, 2008 >>>

David's boat became 100th ocean rowboat arriving to Barbados
90th successful row from La Gomera
75th successful solo row
50th  successful Atlantic E-W solo row
30th successful British solo row

 20th successful British Atlantic E-W solo row

Left San Sebastian de La Gomera on January 12 2008 at 10:50GMT 
Landed in Port St Charles at 22:20GMT (18:20 local time) April 2, 2008


 

  Anthony Taylor (GB)

     

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has rowed the Atlantic solo E-W from La Gomera to Antigua in the boat Albatross, formerly known as Ghurkha Spirit.

Left San Sebastian de La Gomera on January 12 2008 at approx. 12:00GMT

Landed in Antigua on March 30th 2008 at 18:11GMT (19:11BST, 14:11 local time)

 


Sam Williams (GB)

     

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75 : 04 : 43 : 00

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has rowed solo across the Atlantic E - W, from La Gomera to Antigua in the boat Pacific Pete and became the second youngest solo ocean rower on this route >>>

Left San Sebastian de La Gomera on January 12 2008 at 15:15GMT 
Landed in Antigua on March 27th 2008 at 19:58GMT


 

Pieter Hennipman (Netherlands)

     

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22:07:00:00

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made an attempt to row the Atlantic East - West from Portugal to Suriname in the boat Atlantic Wholff

Left Sagres, Portugal on January 24 2008 at 12:00GMT

February 16th 2008. Yesterday, Feb.15th at approx. 7pm Pieter was picked up. The boat was abandoned - even though they tried to tow it, the storm was too strong to allow it.
 Pieter is safe, late afternoon he arrived to Funchal and  joined his family  .

ORS Int. contacted Falmouth Coastguard who have requested Portuguese Coastguard to put an exclusion zone
 around Atlantic Wholff. Arrangements are being made to pick the boat up.

February 27 2008
Pieter Hennipman dreamt of rowing the Atlantic solo, but the reality was proved very different to his expectations... >>>
See photo of Atlantic Wholff taken from a passing by ship Kassiopia on March 1st
at 11.55GMT >>>

 

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