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 2009
 

Rows in 2009:

Leo Rosette
La Mondiale
Eddy Lesage
Erden Eruc
Victor Gavrishev

Sarah Outen
Paul Ridley
Victor Mooney
Oliver Hicks

Bouvet Rames Guyane 2009
Charlie Girard
John Mollison
Indian Ocean Rowing Race 2009
Sarah Outen

Peter Bray
Roz Savage
Mick Dawson&Chris Martin

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Mick Dawson & Chris Martin (GB)

       

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Two oceanrowers have rowed together across the North Pacific West to East - from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco, USA in the custom built boat  Bojangles.
 

Left Choshi Marina on Friday, May 8 2009, at 5:46GMT (6:46BST, 14:46 local time)
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They've done it !!!
On November 13, 2009 at 8:25:25GMT Mick and Chris rowed under the Golden Gate Bridge

They became the First Team to row the Pacific West to East and the First rowers to have done it from Land to Land
 

On November 5th 2009 at 14:27GMT Chris Martin added his name to the exclusive list of 16 oceanrowers
who's total time spent at sea exceeds  250 days


Roz Savage (GB)        
 

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is attempting to row solo across the Pacific E to W in three stages. After completing the first stage in summer 2008 (from California to Hawaii, 2,324 statute miles, 99 days) she has now launched the second stage - from Hawaii to Tuvalu (2,620 statute miles).
The third, and final, stage to Australia will take place in 2010. If successful, Roz will become the first woman ever to row solo across the Pacific Ocean.

Left from Waikiki Yacht Club of Honolulu, Hawaii (USA) on May 26 2009 at 04:30GMT (May 25 2009 at 18:30HST, local time)

Arrived in Tarawa, Gilbert Islands on September 6th 2009 at 02:00GMT (14:00 Tarawa time)

Congratulations on successful finish of the second leg of the Pacific Row - Well Done, Roz !
 

 

 

Peter Bray (GB)

       

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is rowing the North Atlantic W to E solo unsupported from St. Johns Newfoundland to Bishop's Rock Lighthouse (Scilly Isles). This is an attempt to break the current world record for unsupported solo land to land row from Canada to UK, that belongs to Rob Munslow (64 days 10h 48m). The record for the fastest assisted crossing (55 days) belongs to Tom McClean who took tow at the arrival.
 

Left St. Johns, Newfoundland Canada on July 8th 2009 at 13:55 GMT (10:25 Newfoundland Standard Time)
With hurricane Bill heading his way Peter had to abort his row.
On August 19 2009 he was picked up  by a rescue craft, a research vessel
James Cook.
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Alex Mutsaars,  Matthijs Houben and Mark de Vries (NL)

Dutch team of three  completed their journey on a water bike from Athens to Amsterdam, a trip of 4500 km.
They left Greece through the Channel of Corinth on their way to Rome via the strait of Messina, from there -  to the mouth of the Rhone via Monaco, to the North Sea via Paris, along the Belgium and Dutch coast and finally through the North Sea Channel to Amsterdam.
 The water bike is basically an ocean rowboat Vopak Victory with pedal power, after it went through serious reconstruction.    Photos >>>     Tracking >>>

Left Athens on May 2 2009
Arrived to Amsterdam on August 18th 2009

 

Sarah Outen (GB)

       

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has completed her row of the Indian Ocean solo in her ocean rowboat Serendipity from Western Australia to Mauritius in a bid to become the first woman and youngest person to row Indian Ocean solo

Left Fremantle, WA. on April 1st 2009 at  00:20GMT (08:20am local time)

Landed in Mahebourg Bay, Mauritius at 14:29GMT (18:29 local time) August 3 2009  

Congratulations to the Youngest Female Ocean Rower to row any ocean Solo,
the First Woman and the Youngest Person to row the Indian Ocean Solo !


 

 Indian Ocean Rowing Race 2009

 

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Race of Solo, Pairs and Four ocean rowboats  across the Indian Ocean East to West,  from Geraldton, West Australia to Mauritius, organized by Woodvale Challenge.

Race started at 03:00GMT (11:00WST) on April 19, 2009

With arrival of "Southern Cross" (the fifth and final team  to finish the race) to Mauritius, the race is over
at 12:26GMT July 31, 2009

 

John Mollison (GB)

       

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was  rowing the Atlantic W-E from Cape Cod, USA to  UK onboard "Shepherd Purple Heart" (formerly ORCA) to become the first amputee to row the Atlantic solo from West to East.
The "Shepherd Purple Heart Ocean Row" is the latest in a line of Commando Joe adventures.
 

Left Nantucket Island, 30 miles (48.3 km) south of Cape Cod, USA on July 5th 2009 at 18:30GMT
 (14:30EDT, local time; 19:30BST)

July 28 2009. It is reported to ORS Int. that "due to technical problems with the boat and its power systems, John has had to call a halt to this attempt.  Both the Falmouth and Canadian coastguards implemented a rescue mission with the aid of an oil rig support vessel and both John and his boat are now safely on board and  heading to terra firma". 

 

Charlie Girard (France)

       

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 has undertaken his second attempt to row the Atlantic W-E in his boat Caliste from Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) to La Tranche Sur Mer, in Vendée, France and to beat the current record for crossing the Atlantic W-E from USA to the Meridian of I.d'Ouessant, France (Emmanuel Coindre - 62 days 19hours 48 min)
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Left from Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) at 14:30GMT (10:30am EDT) on May 19th 2009

On May 29 2009 Charlie called Cape Cod Coast Guard around 8:25 a.m. using a satellite phone and then activated his EPIRB to help the Coast Guard to find his position.
Coast Guard Air Station then Cape Cod launched a Falcon jet and a Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew to hoist Girard from his 21-foot row boat and return him to Cape Cod. More details >>>

 

Ocean rowers  in other adventures

 

On April 7th 2009 ocean rowers Ian Couch and Ben Thackwray (Oyster Shack, Atlantic E-W 2008) started their attempt to cross Greenland on foot and totally unsupported as part of The ENDURE expedition, that aimed to do the crossing of the ice cap in the style of an ultra distance marathon and complete the crossing as fast as possible.

Unfortunately Ian and Ben had to stop the attempt and are back in the UK. The ENDURE expedition is for now, still incomplete >>>

 

BOUVET RAMES GUYANE 2009        
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Race of 22 solo ocean rowboats Atlantic East to West from Saint Louis, Senegal to Saint Laurent, French Guyana
Started on Sunday, March 8th 2009  at 10:00GMT
Race finished on May 2nd 2009 at 19:46:22GMT

The winner of the race Patrick Hoyau arrived to the finish in 42days 11h 27min
The last participant to complete the Race was Karl Baranco whose crossing time was 55days 8h 46min
The finish line of the Bouvet Rames Guyane was officially closed on May 4 2009 at 20:27:44GMT
(15 days after the arrival of
Patrick Hoyau, the winner of the Race)
13 ocean rowboats out of 22 completed the crossing

 

 

 Oliver Hicks (GB)

     

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is attempting to row about 15,000 miles (24,140km)onboard his Flying Carrot in a voyage that could take up to two years - east from Tasmania to Tasmania along the line of 50 degrees South latitude. The row will be the first to take in the world’s three major oceans in one voyage – the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. It will be the longest voyage undertaken in a rowing boat.

Left  from the southern headland (Fisher's Point) of Recherche Bay, Tasmania, on January 23rd 2009 at 03:00GMT (2pm local time)

On April 10th 2009 Olly announced that :

"After many weeks deliberation and consultation on various elements of the journey.. with a heavy heart.."
 he will be suspending his row in New Zealand".
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On April 28th 2009 Olly ended his row and was picked up approx. 20 miles south from Stewart Island/Rakiura, NZ

 

Victor Mooney (USA)

       
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Is undertaking a new attempt to row the Atlantic E-W from Senegal to New York.

Left Goree Island, Senegal at approx. 6am on April 1st 2009.

Due to failure of desalinator, on April 15th 2009 Victor decided to abort his row

 

Paul Ridley (USA)

     

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has rowed the Atlantic E - W solo from La Gomera to the Caribbean in his custom-built fibreglass composite ocean rowboat Liv (Norwegian for “Life”).

Left San Sebastian de la Gomera on January 1st 2009 at 7:54GMT
Arrived in English Harbour, Antigua on March 29th 2009 at approx. 19:54GMT (t.b.c.)

 

Sarah Outen (GB)

       

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made an attempt to row the Indian Ocean solo in her ocean rowboat Serendipity from Western Australia to Mauritius in a bid to become the first woman, and youngest and fastest person to row Indian Ocean

Left Fremantle, WA on March 13th 2009 at 20:55GMT (March 14th 2009 5:55am local time)

Returned for repairs due to technical problem
Took a tow at 01:45GMT (10:45WST) on 24th March 2009, from 32:54.35S 115:32. 26E
Sarah intends to restart as soon as the issue with electronics is solved.

 

Victor Gavrishev (Kyrgyzstan)

       
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intends to row the Atlantic E-W, retracing the route of John Fairfax - from Gran Canaria to Florida, - on board  "Solar Wind".

Left Pacito Blanco, Gran Canaria on Sunday, March 8th 2009 at 9:00GMT
Has been forced to return by patrol cutter and towed back to Gran Canaria at 15:00GMT.

 

Victor Gavrishev (Kyrgyzstan)

       
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intends to row the Atlantic E-W, retracing the route of John Fairfax - from Gran Canaria to Florida, - on board  "Solar Wind".

Left Pacito Blanco, Gran Canaria at 14:00GMT February 27 2009

Returned to Pacito Blanco due to technical problems at 18:00GMT on February 28 2009

 

  Erden Eruç (Turkey)

     

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After having formally completed the crossing of the Pacific E to W by taking a tow off coast of Papua New Guinea on May 17 2008, Erden  resumed  his row to make a landfall in order to proceed with the project "human powered circumnavigation". A ship  took his boat to the area of May 17th coordinates where Erden tied for tow behind Champion-52: (N0.01842 E144.61819)

 

On January 15, 2009 at 10:50GMT Erden on board Around-n-Over was lowered and released at sea.
Launch point: 0.02634N, 144.61426E

Feb 4 2009,  8:21GMT (18:21 Papua New Guinea Time) Erden tied his boat  to the wharf at the Finsch Harbor, just 4-5nm north of Dreger.
Erden will return to Papua New Guinea for the next leg of his his journey in December 2009, so that to row from Port Moresby to Thursday Island or to the Australian shores

 

Victor Gavrishev (Kyrgyzstan)

     

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after being forced to delay his start in 2006 due to circumstances beyond his control,  intended to row the Atlantic E-W, retracing the route of John Fairfax - from Gran Canaria to Florida, - on board  "Solar Wind" with the start on the 40th anniversary of the beginning of Fairfax's epic row. 

Left Pacito Blanco, Grand Canaria on January 22, 2009 at 10:09GMT
Due to technical fault returned for repairs on January 23 2009.

 Victor is unable to restart his row this time, he is flying to his hometown Bishkek, leaving Solar Wind in Gran Canaria to await their reunion at the end of February 2009

 


Eddy Lesage (France)

     

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attempted to row alone across the Atlantic ocean in the ocean rowboat "Martha Dos", from Tenerife to Le Port in Guadeloupe (French West Indies). Due to failure of water-maker and electric system, as well as to health problem, accepted the tow to El Hierro. During the tow the boat was damaged and now needs some serious repairs. The re-start of the row is postponed till Autumn 2009

Left Puerto Colon, Tenerife on January 14 2009 at 10:15GMT
Towed to El Hierro for repairs on January 19 2009

 

 Artemis - La Mondiale (GB, Ireland, Canada, Faroes)

     

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Leven Brown, the Skipper of La Mondiale – the fastest Ocean Rowing boat of all time, - plus international crew of 13:
Don Lennox - 2IC,
Peter Williams, Livar Nysted, James Mouland, Matt Craughwell, Yacoov Mutnikas, Robert Byrne, Ryan Cocoran, Ian McKeever, Danny Longman, Gareth Wilson, Breffy Morgan, George Kitivitz,  -  were rowing the Atlantic E-W from Canaries to West Indies, from Gran Canaria to Barbados in attempt to better their boat's record of 33 days 7 hours 30 min.
 

16:45GMT Jan 13 2009. Leven Brown called ORS Int and informed that today, Jan 13 at approx.14:30GMT  La Mondiale has had to deploy their Sea Anchor as unfortunately they have lost their rudder due to hitting an underwater object >>> details
20:00GMT Jan 13 2009 Update on the situation from Hermione Macfarlane >>>

16:17GMT Jan 15 2009

LEVEN AND TEAM HAVE MADE A MUTUAL DECISION TO ABORT THIS EXPEDITION. EVERYONE IS SAFE   >>>

Press release of the Maritime Coastguard Agency   >>>


Left Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria on January 4th 2009 at 18:00GMT
The row was over on January 15th 2009 at 20:00GMT

 

 

 Leo Rosette ( USA)

     

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undertook an attempt to row the Atlantic E - W solo from La Gomera to Antigua in his  boat HALCYON (In Greek Mythology a bird that can calm the wind and sea ).

Left San Sebastian de la Gomera on January 1st 2009 at 7:54GMT
Was towed back to La Gomera on January 3rd due to health problem.


 

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